During the month of April, Asheville- Pisgah Christian School fifth- and sixth-graders teamed up with a local company, Aeroflow Healthcare, and Diaper Bank of North Carolina to collect diapers for families in need. After hearing that the childhood poverty rate in neighboring McDowell County is 25.9 percent, they wanted to do something to help out.
Under the leadership of their teacher, Allie Faber, the students were able to fill a large box with diapers to contribute to the diaper drive efforts. Students were thrilled to give to families in need, and in the process learned more about how they can help their local community.
“Something as small as a diaper can significantly impact families in need,” said Michelle Old, executive director for Diaper Bank of North Carolina. “Our research shows that when families receive diapers, they experience less emotional distress; have healthier, happier babies; and can better afford other essentials such as food and utilities. We’re incredibly thankful to Asheville-Pisgah Christian School for supporting our work to distribute dignity to North Carolina families.”
Carolina | July 2019