The Diaper Drive concluded on April 15 after five weeks’ worth of gathering donations of diapers of all sizes. Parents, students, and staff at Ivy Kids Early Learning Centers throughout Texas participated and were able to deliver a total of 68,500 diapers to the Gabriela Mistral Center for Early Childhood from where they were distributed to families.
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Connect Community, a local community development organization, helped coordinate the event. The group is committed to helping the richly diverse communities in the city find appropriate education and employment opportunities. Part of this commitment is helping young mothers, particularly those from immigrant families, have the support they need to raise their children.
According to Shamsa Winnegar, director of development and partnerships at Connect Community, partnering with Ivy Kids for this diaper donation event has helped families in need with the resources to nurture the health and well-being of their babies.
Ivy Kids shares that according to the Texas Diaper Bank, one in three families in the state does not have access to an adequate supply of diapers. The Diaper Drive was inspired by Ivy Kids’ World Changers Program, which teaches children to be better leaders for their communities and serve the underprivileged.
“At Ivy Kids, we strive to make a difference in the lives of children,” said Ivy Kids CEO Amyn Bandali. “Thanks to the support from the Connect Community team and all our Ivy Kids families and staff, we are happy to be able to meet a need for children in our community.”
About Ivy Kids
A premier early childhood education provider, Ivy Kids Early Learning Center is committed to fostering optimal children’s development by combining modern curricula with a fun, safe, and nurturing learning environment. Along with infant through Pre-K educational programs, Ivy Kids offers before and after school programs, as well as summer and holiday camps. Founded in 2005, the company has since grown to encompass 18 facilities in and around the Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas areas, and opening soon in the suburbs of Atlanta.
More information is available at https://www.ivykids.com/
Ivy Kids Early Learning Center