The Cobb Diaper Day Committee will collect donated diapers during the fifth annual Diaper Day, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. on Marietta Square to benefit low-income families.
Approximately 400,000 diapers have been donated through this program in the last four years to help underprivileged families.
"Raising a family today is difficult enough without the added burden of wondering where the necessities of life will come from," Diaper Day committee chairman Barbara Hickey said in a city of Marietta press release.
"Often times it is the little things in our lives that make the biggest difference," she said. "Together, we can help hundreds of families in Cobb County by this single act."
Cobb Diaper Day Committee volunteers will pick-up the collections or they can be brought to Glover Park.
All donated diapers will be given to Christian Aid Mission Partnership (C.A.M.P.), The Center for Family Resources, MUST Ministries, Reconnecting Families, and the YWCA of Northwest Georgia to help ease some of the burden of the hundreds of families with infants and young children they serve.
On average, the cost to purchase diapers is $100 a month. Local agencies, such as C.A.M.P, the Center for Family Resources, MUST Ministries, Reconnecting Families and YCWA of Northwest Georgia can only dispense diapers four times a year to their clients due to the lack of resources.
The Diaper Day Committee was founded by a concerned group of community leaders and hopes to raise awareness that, in tough economic times, securing the most basic of needs, such as having diapers to care for infants and children, is a challenge that low-income families regularly face.