August 08, 2011

Local Businesses Join Healthy Start to Collect Diapers in August

No child should ever wear the same diaper all day. The unfortunate reality is that here in Sarasota County, one in three families in struggles with providing the bare necessities for their babies. With the cost of diapers at more than $100 each month per child, many parents must make the difficult choice between diapers and food. Infants who don’t have a clean diaper are likely to suffer from painful urinary tract infections and other serious complications.

Throughout the month of August, the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants, and young children in Sarasota County, is collecting diapers to give to families in need. You can donate unopened packages of diapers (cloth or disposable) and wipes at several convenient locations. Cash donations to purchase diapers will also be accepted at the Healthy Start Coalition office. Healthy Start will also be collecting donations at the Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 13th.

Drop-off locations include:
  • Healthy Start Coalition Office (also accepting cash donations) at 1750 17th Street, Building A
  • Healthy Start Program Office, 2nd Floor, Sarasota County Health Department, 2200 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota
  • Birthways Family Birth Center, 4222 McIntosh Lane, Sarasota, FL 34232
  • Rosemary Birthing Home, 800 Central Ave. Sarasota
  • Media on Main, 1341 Main Street, Downtown Sarasota
  • Jackson Hewitt Beneva Office; 5779 Beneva Road, Sarasota
  • Jackson Hewitt Venice Office, 545 US HWY 41 Bypass, Venice, FL
  • Bippy Diapers, 4911 14th St. W., Ste. 204, Bradenton FL 34207
  • Walgreens, 3155 University Pkwy., Sarasota FL 34243
  • Walgreens, 3535 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Walgreens, 1700 N Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Walgreens, 1947 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Walgreens, 3550 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
  • Walgreens, 5800 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
For more information, please contact Ciera Galbraith, Education and Development Coordinator for The Healthy Start Coalition, 941-373-7070, ext. 303.