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Meijer, Huggies Help Area Parents through Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank Donations

Troy Moore, Chief of External Affairs at the National Diaper Bank Network; Veronica Claybrone, Founder and Director of the Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank; Lynette Ackley, VP of Drugstore & Baby at Meijer and Lisa Stehling, Senior Team Leader at Kimberly-Clark pose with a $10,000 check donated to the National Diaper Bank Network at a Meijer and Huggies Donation Event at the Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in Detroit. (Rick Osentoski/AP Images for Huggies)

 

 

 

There are some things you cannot live without: Food. Shelter. And, if you’re a parent, that list would have to include those helpful items known as diapers.

National Diaper Bank recently presented a donation of 100,000 diapers to the Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank, a member bank of the National Diaper Bank Network on behalf of Huggies and Meijer, the Grand Rapids-based retail chain.

This donation will help the one-in-three U.S. families (36 percent) in diaper need. Diaper need is defined as the struggle to provide enough diapers to keep their baby or toddler clean, dry and healthy.

The event celebrates the larger program that is the result of an in-store promotion at Meijer and its locations around the Midwest. From October 29 to December 23, Huggies donated a day’s worth of diapers for every package of Huggies diapers purchased —up to 400,000 diapers— and Meijer donated $1 (up to $10,000) to the National Diaper Bank Network, which serves communities in need across the country.

This donation event also celebrated Meijer and Huggies fifth year of partnership, which has now enabled both organizations to donate a monumental total of 1 million diapers over the past five years to help support families in diaper need.

 

(Rick Osentoski/AP Images for Huggies)

Karen Dybis

Karen is an editor and writer for Corp! Magazine. She graduated from the University of Michigan and has worked at The Mackinac Island Town Crier, The Kalamazoo Gazette, The (Adrian) Daily Telegram and The Oakland Press. Karen was a Detroit News business writer with stints in retail, workplace issues and personal finance. Dybis also was a blogger on Time magazine's "Assignment: Detroit" project. She is author of four Michigan history books, including "Secret Detroit" and "The Witch of Delray."