Operation Diaper Driver calls for 10,000 more diapers

Published: Oct. 18, 2017 at 8:26 PM CDT
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The second annual Operation Diaper Drive in eastern Iowa hopes to collect 10,000 more diapers in the next five days.

The drive is a partnership between the Eastern Iowa Health Center and Young Parents Network.

So far, they've collected about 114,000 diapers but the goal is 125,000.

All of the diapers will go to families in need.

Organizers say the diapers help the families save money because the average month's supply of diapers costs about $80. The non-profits award the families the diapers after the mom or dad displays a healthy behavior.

"So when a mom takes the baby to a well-check at the doctor she earns diapers. If she finishes high school she earns diapers, or if the dad wants to go to school or secure and keep a job they earn diapers," Erin Langdon said.

The drive goes through the end of the month.

People can drop off diapers at any Hy-vee store in Cedar Rapids or Marion.

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