Drive collects nearly a year’s worth of diapers, wipes
The students at St. Isabella School in San Rafael recently hosted their annual diaper drive for the Marin Foster Care Association. MFCA’s Community Resource Center provides much-needed supplies at no cost to resource families for the children in their care including diapers and wipes, which are in high demand.
“St. Isabella school enjoys partnering with our local community in the form of service projects to address our community’s needs,” said Rob Pheatt, St. Isabella principal. “Our second and seventh grades spearheaded the diaper drive and we plan to continue with this project for years to come. We kick off the drive during Catholic Schools Week and have found this drive in particular is always super successful.”
Every January students at St. Isabella commit to restocking the diapers and wipes during their annual drive. Their efforts keep the shelves stocked for almost the entire year. Most importantly, shelves stocked with basics takes a burden off fostering families.
“It’s probably tough to see how providing diapers and wipes to MFCA makes a difference in the Marin community, but as long-time resource parents in Marin, I can tell you this service is invaluable for the foster community,” said Lauren Hicks, resource parent.
“Being able to stop over at the CRC has been a godsend for our family. It makes saying yes to little ones that much easier knowing we have access to items we need regularly and also a community that supports us. We feel that love and take it home with us every time we stop by to grab that pack of diapers and wipes.”
The Community Resource Center will accept new or like-new donations after March 7 at its new location 55 Mitchell Blvd. in San Rafael. For more information, visit marinfostercare.org.