Brown County hosts diaper drive to help underprivileged families

    Brown County officials announce Sept. 23 - 29 is Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 21, 2018. (WLUK)

    GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Brown County officials are making a difference in the lives of families with babies.

    Sept. 23 - Sept. 29 has been declared Diaper Need Awareness Week in Brown County.

    County executive, Troy Streckenbach, along with The Brown County United Way, talked about the need to help families that cannot provide diapers for their children.

    They also talked about why the issue is important for families in need and how the public can help.

    "There's a huge need, I mean if you look at our homeless population, we have over 36,000 children in Brown County," said Nicole Virant of Family and Childcare Resources of N.E.W. "We see a lot of families who have working parents and they're working at fast food or other places and they can't afford to make ends meet and kids are going with dirty diapers."

    You can help by donating diapers at the following drop-off locations.

    On average, a baby requires 12 diaper changes per day.

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