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Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive Assists Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Parenting Programs

Diocese of Green Bay LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (October 11, 2016) -- During the month of October, Catholic Charities and the Living Justice Department of the Diocese of Green Bay will be collecting diapers for the second annual Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive. People can drop off diapers and baby wipes at Catholic Charities locations in Green Bay and Appleton, as well as at several crisis pregnancy centers across northeast Wisconsin.

Tara DeGrave, Child and Family Services Manager for Catholic Charities, and Celia McKee, Dignity of Human Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Green Bay, developed the idea for the drive after consulting with area pregnancy centers and hearing the needs of Catholic Charities clients.

Alleviate Some Financial Burdens

"The idea," DeGrave said, "was to alleviate some of the financial burdens, to free up some of the funds (our clients) would spend on diapers, so they can spend that on their rent or other baby supplies that aren’t covered by any other community program."

Last year, the Diocesan-wide Diaper Drive collected over 20,000 diapers.

Huge Need for Sizes 3-6 Diapers

There is a huge need within our area for diapers but particularly the larger ones for toddlers, sizes 3-6. The clients in Catholic Charities' Parenting Support Programs are given diapers based on need and, at some crisis centers, women are able to earn "baby bucks" for attending classes. The "baby bucks" can be used on diapers or other needs like clothes.

Diapers and baby wipes may be dropped off at Catholic Charities offices in Appleton and Green Bay and at Mother and Unborn Baby Care in Appleton, the A&A Alexandrina Center in Green Bay, Bay Area Pregnancy Services in Marinette, Bella Medical Clinic in Oshkosh, Hope Life Center in Antigo and The Crossing of Manitowoc County. For more information, contact us at 920-272-8234.

Nine Drop-off Sites

Diaper Drive drop-off sites:

  • Hope Life Center - 622 Fifth Ave., Antigo
  • Catholic Charities, Appleton Office - 214 E Summer St., Appleton
  • Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Inc. - 526 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton
  • Catholic Charities, Green Bay Office - 1825 Riverside Dr., Green Bay
  • A&A Alexandrina Center - 101 N. Webster Ave., Green Bay
  • The Crossing of Manitowoc County - 814 Washington St., Manitowoc
  • Bay Area Pregnancy Services, Inc. - 2420 Hall Ave., Marinette
  • Bella Medical Clinic - 1484 W. South Park Ave., Oshkosh


Who We Are

As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.


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