LAOH Diaper Drive to Support Families is a “Phenomenal” Success
A local women’s operated organization held their second annual diaper drive to uplift and support families facing financial challenges for Catholic Social Services
The 2022 Diaper Drive, in honor of Mother Mary was held by the women, and “little ladies,” of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians over a four- days to support the non-profit serving the Levittown area, last week.
On Saturday LAOH members Brianna Curran, Patricia Delaney and Kerry Bradeis collected more diapers, wipes, soap kid wash at the Corson Street base in Bristol. They spoke about the importance of the drive and the organization’s continuing outreach efforts in the area.
LAOH is dedicated to uplifting those dealing with economic struggles and challenges and the collection is an essential part of their overall community mission, the LAOH ladies said.
“Our mission is friendship, unity and Christian charity, they said.
A number of the mothers and families we’re seeking to help sometimes have to choose between buying diapers or food or paying rent, for example, said Delaney. That’s where our partnership with CSS comes in.
The Diaper Drive also led to establishing new relationships in the community too, said Curran.
One recent example cited by Bradeis was a recent “Little Ladies” night the organization held. Three mothers brought their daughter to the event, and were so impressed signed up to become members.
The mother’s thought she said the evening was “the cats meow.”
Terri Mitchell, an active member of LAOH, works for CSS also. On Monday she was simply thrilled with the results of the drive and Lady Hibernians commitment to the community.
“We’re truly grateful on behalf of Bucks County residents in helping to support the infants and children of the area, who truly are our future,” she said.
The drive collected, just under 4500 diapers, about 9670 baby wipes. 18 bottles of baby soap/shampoo, 21 bottles of kid wash and a check for $348.00. Curran said
“That’s phenomenal,” Mitchell said.
Indeed it is.
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