WHITE PLAINS, NY --County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) joined with local State Farm Insurance agents topackage diapers for the Westchester County Diaper Bank today at the JLCW headquartersin Scarsdale. State Farm agents recently conducted a drive that collected more than 4,400 diapers and 2,700 wipes for the county’s Diaper Bank.
“Since we opened the Diaper Bank in November, we’ve distributed an average of 15,800 diapers each month to families in need,” Astorino said. “That’s all thanks to the generosity of our community and corporate partners. I’d like to thank all the State Farm agents who contributed to this drive, as well as the Junior League of Central Westchester for this tremendous partnership.”
Motivated by the motto “Changing Babies... Changing Lives,” the Diaper Bank gives families an opportunity to apply for a package containing a week’s supply of diapers and wipes up to three times a year per child. Intended to help get families through the tough times, the Diaper Bank serves families through the Department of Social Services (DSS). The goal is to expand to serve nonprofit agencies as well.
A family does not have to be an existing client of DSS to apply for diapers, although proof of Westchester County residency and a child’s birth certificate are required for eligibility.
Applications can be obtained and submitted at any of the county’s district offices – located in Mount Vernon, Peekskill, White Plains and Yonkers – or can be downloaded from the JLCW’s website at jlcentralwestchester.org/diaperbank. Diapers are distributed on a monthly basis from the district offices; applications are due approximately three weeks before the distribution dates.
The Diaper Bank relies on donations, community drives and corporate sponsorships. Astorino and the JLCW would like to thank the State Farm agents that lead the donation drive:Vivian Lem, Gene Lanza, Tamara Lanza, Lisa Vitiello and Dalila D. Namy.
“The Junior League of Central Westchester is extremely appreciative of the support for the Diaper Bank from State Farm and our other outstanding community and corporate supporters,” said Alison Messerle, JLCW President. “This has been a wonderful collaboration with Westchester County. Thank you to everyone.”