Union County residents invited to donate essential items for those in need, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Drop-off locations available in Elizabeth, Garwood, Springfield and Summit until Friday, January 21.
Union County, NJ – January 12, 2022 — Union County residents have an opportunity to help the youngest members of the community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, by donating new packages of diapers, wipes and hygiene supplies for both baby and mom to the Moms Helping Moms Foundation for distribution to families in need.
Donation bins have been placed at four locations for drop-off during regular business hours until Friday, January 21:
- Union County Administration Building lobby, at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth
- Garwood Borough Hall front hall, at 403 South Avenue in Garwood
- Chisholm Community Center, at 100 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield
- Summit UPS Store, at 55 Union Place in Summit
Residents who would prefer touchless pick-up can make arrangements through the Union County Office on Women, by contacting Jennifer Erdos at 908-527-4216 or email@example.com.
“Residents who donate to the Diaper Drive will provide local families with much-needed assistance in meeting the cost of basic necessities. Together, we can all make a difference,” said Commissioner Board Chair Rebecca Williams.
“Moms Helping Moms is an organization that provides direct assistance to households with babies and young children up to age five. We are very proud to support their efforts, and we encourage everyone to pitch in,” said Commissioner Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded.
A group of new mothers launched Moms Helping Moms in 2011, with the goal of ensuring that every baby is provided with life’s basic necessities. Moms Helping Moms has since grown into a network that partner with community organizations, social workers, homeless shelters, schools, and others to collect and distribute essential items including diapers, clothing, formula, nursing supplies and strollers.
The collection bin in the Administration Building will be available during regular weekday hours until 5:00 p.m. beginning January 12th and ending January 21st. The Union County Administration Building will be closed on Martin Luther King Day holiday. The Martin Luther King Day of Service collection is organized by the Union County Office on Women and the Union County Commission on the Status of Women.
For more information about the Office on Women visit online at ucnj.org/women or contact Jen Erdos, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-527-4216.
More information on Moms Helping Moms is available at momshelpingmomsfoundation.org.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is observed each year on the third Monday in January. It is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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