SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- #GivingTuesday turned out to be a booming success for the Junior League of Central Westchester when they were able to collect 2,500 diapers for those in need and raised some $10,000 in donations.
To achieve the success, the JLCW took on a diaper challenge by the one of their sponsor's -- GEICO Local Office in Yonkers -- who agreed to match each monetary donation received with 50 diapers.
The JLCW’s Westchester County Diaper Bank provides diapers at no cost to families in need in Westchester County. Diaper need is a silent crisis in Westchester County with parents often choosing between food, rent or buying diapers.
“It was our pleasure to help JLCW donors double their impact with this diaper challenge,” said Weezie Mullaly, owner of the GEICO Local Office serving Westchester County. “We are committed to giving back and making our community stronger, and this opportunity to support the JLCW had far-reaching impact.”
With a membership of 250 volunteers, the JLCW sponsors programs that promote health, literacy, and good nutrition to Head Start children, provide 12,000 diapers monthly to needy families, ensure that low-income mothers have basic necessities for their newborns and teach leadership skills to teens at risk.
“We are grateful to the GEICO Local Office for its generous donation and for helping the JLCW to increase awareness of diaper need. The JLCW is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the community support exhibited on #GivingTuesday was an ideal way to acknowledge this milestone,” said JLCW President Meridith Alin.