12 Oct Cobb Diaper Day
11th Annual Cobb Diaper Day
Junior League of Cobb-Marietta Donated 5,700 Diapers
Founded 11 years ago, the Barbara Hickey Cobb Children’s Fund has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for low-income families and children in need in our community by hosting events like Cobb Diaper Day.
During this year’s event—held on Sept. 30 in Glover Park on the historic Marietta Square—the community donated more than 125,000 diapers for the cause. This brought the total collection over the past 11 years to more than 1 million diapers.
The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM), which has participated in Cobb Diaper Day since its inception, donated 5,700 diapers this year, and more than 20 members showed up to help count and distribute diapers on Sept. 30.
“It’s amazing to see our members come together for such an incredible cause each year, and I am so proud of how hard each of them work to collect diapers for our community partners,” said Katie Stieber, President, JLCM.
Diapers were donated to the Center for Family Resources, Communities in Schools of Georgia in Marietta/Cobb County, liveSAFE Resources, MUST Ministries, Ser Familia, 7 Bridges to Recovery, Simple Needs GA and Sweetwater Mission for distribution to help ease some of the burdens of the hundreds of families with infants that enter their doors each month.
“With nearly 11% of families in Cobb County being in poverty, this is an incredible initiative that we whole-heartedly believe can benefit the communities we serve through our organization,” added Stieber.
Organizations like JLCM, companies and individuals kicked off awareness and collection efforts for Cobb Diaper Day on Sept. 23, the beginning of Diaper Need Awareness Week, an initiative supported by the National Diaper Bank Network created to mobilize efforts nationwide.
To learn more and support this initiative, contact JLCM Gives Chair Tammy Thorpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.