First Saturday Drive thru Collection at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves

We host a community drive-thru on our east parking lot every first Saturday of the month for a different charity.

Coming in October…

In October we will be collecting items for
Why Diapers and Period Products?

Need
1 in 3 families experience diaper need and 1 in 4 women struggled to purchase period products

Costs
It costs about $1000 each year to diaper a child and $478 each year to purchase period supplies for one woman or girl.

No Benefits
No public benefit programs allow for the purchase of diapers or period supplies

Health
Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry and healthy is key to building a solid foundation for all children. Inadequate menstrual hygiene has been associated with infection and poor health-related quality-of-life.

Less Stress
Moms who don’t have enough diapers are 3 times more likely than their peers to suffer from depression and anxiety. Every tampon = 4 hours of a more focused, present, and confident person.

Abuse Risks
Children left in soiled diapers are uncomfortable and irritable. Fussy babies are at an increased risk of child abuse.

They will take ANY size, ANY brand diapers and period supplies in unopened and opened packages as well. The best way to help is by donating dollars as we can purchase diapers and period supplies at high volume and low cost.