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Diaper Drive Donations Rolling In, More Help Needed

The Lakewood Community Services Center has provided diapers to families with the help of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, but now LCSC needs your help.

When we asked Lakewood Patch readers to , they answered the call.

LCSC officials said residents immediately began dropping off diapers to our community's most needy residents.

Large boxes full of diapers in the LCSC warehouse on Madison Avenue tell the story.

However, more help is needed.

The  has provided diapers to families with the help of the , but with a lack of funding, the church is discontinuing the diaper assistance program.

Food stamps don’t pay for them. Neither does WIC, the federally funded program for women, infants and children.

Trish Rooney, the director of LCSC, said that with the high cost of disposable diapers, more than 100 of her clients rely on the extra help.

To buy diapers or pay the utility bill… It’s a decision more and more Lakewood residents are facing.

“They come in for vouchers and we just didn’t have them,” she said. “Disposable diapers are expensive and food stamps don’t pay for them.”

Lakewood Patch is hosting a Diaper Drive to help LCSC get some diapers.

Drop off diapers — all sizes needed — at the Lakewood Community Services Center at 14230 Madison Avenue.

The organization is open for drop-offs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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