St. Alphonsus is collecting diapers and other baby items to support Catholic Charities’ “100,000 Diapers in 100 Days Drive”.

Please bring diapers (sizes 2-5) and wipes (packs of 70-100 are preferred) from now through July 31 and place them in the Food Bank boxes on both sides of the church or you can stack them in the alcove at the back of the new / west side of the church.

Special thanks go to parishioners Kathy and Ron Vergona, who have offered to deliver the diapers to Catholic Charities.

In addition to diapers and baby wipes, Catholic Charities also appreciates donations of baby clothing (newborn to 24 months old), Similac formula, bottles, lotions, baby wash and diaper rash cream.

“Over the last year we have seen a 20% growth through our Pregnancy and Parenting Program,” Catholic Charities Executive Director Susan Rauscher said in a letter to the parish. “Due to this growth, our supply of diapers and baby care items is running low.”

Catholic Charities’ Emerging Leaders Council launched a diocese-wide collection to help the low-income, struggling parents of infants under age 2 who are served through the Pregnancy and Parenting Program.

The program also assists expectant and new moms and dads with free supportive non-judgmental counseling; support to choose life for their baby; pregnancy and parenting education; prenatal care and nutrition; and life skills training in household management and budgeting.