Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Cotton Bowl Diaper Drive Coming to Champaign-Urbana

Thursday - Jan 14, 2016

Diapers for families in need

Champaign County, IL - On Thursday, January 21st, the Champaign‐Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), WDWS, WKIO, and WHMS radio, and are coordinating a Cotton Bowl Diaper Drive.

The Cotton Bowl drive‐through diaper drive will collect diapers for babies in need. The average child requires 50 diaper changes a week costing approximately $75 a month. This can be very difficult or impossible for families earning low incomes. Some families have to stretch diapers; which means babies wear diapers too long, or wear reused diapers. Wearing diapers too long can cause babies to develop urinary tract infections, diaper dermatitis, or other health problems.

The drive‐through diaper donations will be collected on January 21st from 8am‐6pm in two locations:

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