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Springfield, MA (April 5, 2021) – Members of the band and spring athletes at Minnechaug Regional High School are teaming up to help children and families in the region.

 

The students have been collecting diapers to help replenish the supply of emergency diapers at the Baby Bottoms Diaper Bank, a program led by Square One.

 

What:     Student athletes and band members to drop off collection of diapers

Where:   Minnechaug Regional High School

Football Field

621 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095

When:    Thursday, April 8, 2021

4:00 p.m.

 

“Typically, we supply emergency diapers to about 1,200 families each year,” says Kristine Allard, Vice President of Development & Communication for Square One. “When the COVID crisis struck, we saw an immediate and sharp increase in requests due to limited access and job loss. Over the past year, we have provided diapers to over 2,800 families.

 

“We are so thankful to the staff, students and families at Minnechaug for recognizing the need and stepping up in a such big way to help out.”

 

Formed in 2014, the Baby Bottoms Diaper Bank supplies free emergency diapers and wipes throughout the greater Springfield region. Led by Square One, the program is a partnership of Gray House, Open Pantry, Family Resource Center, Springfield Public Libraries, Caring Health Center WIC, and Tapestry Health WIC.

 

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Since 1883, Square One has been committed to ensuring that all children and families have the opportunity to succeed at school, at work, and in life by providing educational programs, family support services, health and fitness resources, and a voice in the community. Square One knows that children grow up to become better educated and more successful academically, emotionally and socially when they have high-quality early education, nurturing adults to care for them, and a safe and healthy community in which to live.

 

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Kristine Allard at kallard@startatsquareone.org.