Orange County, Calif. (August 2, 2022) – Orange County Rescue Mission has urgently announced an immense need for diapers of all sizes, boys and girls pull-up diapers (especially in sizes 3T-4T,), wet wipes, and diaper cream to last through the end of the year for the babies and young children living at Village of Hope, the Rescue Mission’s transitional living facility for homeless families in Orange County.
The non-profit organization is requesting assistance from the local community to help replenish the rapidly decreasing supply of these hygiene items, according to Jim Palmer, President of Orange County Rescue Mission.
“We have experienced a 40% increase in children at the Rescue Mission since January, driving an immense need for basic baby and toddler hygiene items like diapers, pull-up diapers, wipes, and diaper cream,” says Palmer. “These donations will help to guarantee that the growing number of formerly homeless parents and children at the Rescue Mission can securely rely on these essential everyday items for children throughout the remainder of the year.”
In an effort to drive these much-needed donations, the Rescue Mission has partnered with 99.5 KKLA and 95.9 The Fish radio stations to host a diaper drive on Friday, August 5th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Village of Hope.
“We are incredibly grateful to KKLA and The Fish for reaching out to us to coordinate a diaper donation drive amongst their listeners,” continues Palmer. “With the recent nationwide diaper shortage, our diaper donations have significantly decreased. We are beyond blessed and grateful for the continued outpouring of support the local community has shown us, especially through these very difficult past couple years.”
On average, the Rescue Mission provides roughly 40,500 diapers and pull-ups and 130,000 baby wipes each year to families with children as part of its commitment to supporting their overall well-being, adds Palmer.
Those who wish to donate or host a Diaper Drive may drop off donations at Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope located at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, California, 92782. Donations can also be purchased online and delivered to this address. For more information, please visit: https://www.rescuemission.org/urgent-baby-needs/.
The donation warehouse is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
About Orange County Rescue Mission
Orange County Rescue Mission’s goal is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities.
The Rescue Mission was formed as a faith-based organization in 1963. Since that time, the Rescue Mission has shared hope through Jesus Christ to those without hope in Orange County. Our programs are designed to give comprehensive services that move homeless men, women, veterans, and children to self-sufficiency. Its programs and dedication to going above and beyond have earned the organization numerous recognitions including Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 stars.
To make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities with Orange County Rescue Mission, please contact (714) 247-4300 or visit www.rescuemission.org.