Barna, Guzy & Steffen law firm has made a strong commitment to serving worthy pro bono clients.
Among the firm’s active pro bono attorneys is Kip Peterson, whose practice focuses on corporate law and business transactions. One of the non-profit corporations Kip has worked with is The Diaper Drive. This organization supports families in need in our community and BGS considers it a privilege to represent this cause.
The Diaper Drive began when Kristen Grode was cleaning out a closet at home and found several packages of disposable diapers her children had outgrown. Kristen set out to research where she could donate the diapers and discovered that there was a tremendous need for such items but no organization existed to fill the need. Just as the recession has increased the demand on food shelves for things to eat, the need for diapers has also grown. In fact, statistics show that 1 in 3 American mothers struggle to provide diapers for their children. However, diapers are not covered by WIC or food stamps.
As the mother of two young children, Kristen recognized the need and began calling friends and family for donations. Before long The Diaper Drive was born. The Diaper Drive collects disposable diapers, sanitary wipes, and other toiletries and distributes them to local food shelves, shelters and other organizations where the items are then provided to families in need. The Diaper Drive relies heavily on grass-roots events like “diaper drives” and spaghetti dinners to collect diapers. There are also collection stations at local churches, grocery stores, and other businesses.
If you are interested in learning more about The Diaper Drive, visit The Diaper Drive.
On January 15th, 2011, The Diaper Drive will hold “The Biggest Diaper Drive in America” in the Mall of America’s Best Buy Rotunda from 9am-9pm. For more information please visit:
Mall of America website.