UPDATE: The Nest hosts 2nd annual “Love The Nest” Diaper Drive this February
Tuesday, the organization kicked off its 2nd annual event, with over 15,000 diapers donated by Father Jim Sichko.
UPDATED STORY POSTED FEBURARY 1, 2022 AT 5:30 P.M.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Nest is looking for enough diaper donations to stock their shelves for the rest of the year.
Tuesday, The Nest kicked off its 2nd annual “Love The Nest” community diaper drive, which will last until the end of February.
According to Director of Childcare and Family Assistance Programs Jenny Norman, diapers are among one of the most requested items among the more than 400 families a month that visit The Nest for assistance.
Last year, the organization received 50,000 diapers from community donations after setting a 30,000 diaper goal. This year, Norman says the organization is starting at a 30,000 diaper goal.
“That should be enough to fill our shelves for the rest of the year,” said Norman.
According to Norman, about 1 in 3 Americans suffer from a diaper shortage.
“Especially with the past pandemic, there’s extra struggles and more expenses. It’s something you have to have and there’s no government assistance for it,” said Norman.
According to Norman, 15,362 diapers were donated Tuesday by Father Jim Sichko to kick off the drive.
“This puts us halfway to our goal, which means we should double or triple our goal. This is a great way to get started, but we still have a long way to go so we still want everyone to donate,” said Norman.
The organization is specifically asking for diapers in sizes 4, 5, and 6, the sizes that children stay in the longest, according to Norman.
“When you think about the families, there’s a lot of barriers that they’re facing. If we can eliminate a basic human need like diapers or toiletries or clothing or things along those lines, they’re able to focus on bigger problems. It just takes that one barrier away,” said Norman.
Diapers can be dropped of at The Nest, located at 530 North Limestone in Lexington, Monday through Thursday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Donations can also be delivered to The Nest by ordering through The Nest’s Amazon Wishlist, linked here.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED JANUARY 24, 2022 AT 1:50 P.M.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Nest will hold their 2nd annual “Love The Nest” community diaper drive beginning February 1st through the end of the month.
They have set a goal of 30,000 diapers to be donated during the month of February, which will stock their resource shelves for the rest of the year. They are most in need of larger sizes like 4, 5, and 6, and pull-ups of all sizes. In 2021, The Nest gave out over 30,000 diapers to families in need in our community, and that number has grown each year.
Lend a helping hand to infants in your community by donating diapers to The Nest this February! Support can be given in two ways: Visit thenestlexington.org/event/lovethenest to access their Amazon Wish List to purchase diapers and have them delivered directly to The Nest or Drop off diapers in person at The Nest before 5pm Monday-Thursday at 530 North Limestone. Learn more at www.thenestlexington.org/event/lovethenest.
Since 1977, The Nest has been a lifeline for all individuals and families in crisis, facing adversity, or who have unexpected needs. Their holistic approach incorporates four free programs: early childhood education and care, family assistance for basic human needs, counseling and advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence, and education and support for parents.