Drive collects thousands of diapers
Mar 27, 2017 10:47AM
● By Cassie Goff
The Cottonwood Heights Business Association held a diaper drive with the goal of acquiring 5,000 diapers. Cottonwood Heights resident, Jessica Allen, contacted her friends and family, and gathered more than 1,000 for the drive. (Peri Kinder/Cottonwood Heights)
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Throughout the month of February, the Cottonwood Heights Business Association (CHBA) sponsored a diaper drive. They wanted to collect 5,000 diapers in one month to donate to the Road Home Midvale Shelter.
The CHBA was able to utilize the website JustServe for this event. They posted about this volunteer opportunity on the website for residents within and outside of the city to view. This event was one of the first to use JustServe, after collaboration at the end of last year. Cottonwood Heights and its relative associations/organizations/councils will be promoting volunteer work and other events through JustServe.
During the month of February, participants were encouraged to visit Cottonwood Heights City Hall, 2277 E. Bengal Blvd., anytime during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) to drop off diapers. They asked that the donations be sizes 3-5, since the Road Home said those sizes were needed the most.
Local businesses also stepped in to help the Road Home. Within the first week, AuctionIQ, a global IT and telecommunications consulting firm with headquarters located in the city, donated five cases of diapers in the requested sizes.
Businesses weren’t the only groups pulling in large quantities of diapers. Cottonwood Heights resident Jessica Allen was able to acquire over 1,000 diapers for the diaper drive, with help from her family and friends.
For more information on the CHBA and their events, contact Business Development and Licensing Coordinator Peri Kinder at [email protected] or visit the CHBA website at chbusiness.org/.