Published On: Sun, Feb 16th, 2020

Help Our Babies Thrive – Diapers make a difference

Boca West Children’s Foundation will  partner with the Junior League of Boca Raton on February 18 for a Diaper Drive!

Last year the drive collected 40,000 diapers. – The goal this year is to collect 50,000 diapers.

Please drop off diapers:

VEGSO COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER  located at 261 NW 13th St, Boca Raton, FL 33432

You can contact the Vegso Community Resource Center by phone at 561.620.2553

Size 2 is what is truly needed.

  • 1 in 3 American families’ reports experiencing diaper need.
  • 2 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
  • Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8.
  • Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.
  • No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
  • Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers.
  • Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.

Want to help but can’t stop by the store? A donation of $25 will purchase 120 diapers, $50 will purchase 250 diapers, and $100 will purchase 500 diapers.

Donations may be made by check to Boca West Children’s Foundation and mailed to PO Box 3070, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

You may also donate on www.BocaWestFoundation.org and in the comments box, please specify your donation is for the Diaper Drive.

When you have limited funds, keeping an infant in diapers becomes a luxury. Please mothers and babies fighting their way out of poverty.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. As a newly elected County Commissioner, Weinroth has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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