Diaper drive under way for the Queen Creek Family Resource Center

Members of the Queen Creek Citizen Leadership Institute are conducting a diaper drive through April 16 to benefit the Queen Creek Family Resource Center. (Special to the Independent/Town of Queen Creek)

Members of the Queen Creek Citizen Leadership Institute are conducting a diaper drive through April 16 to benefit the Queen Creek Family Resource Center. (Special to the Independent/Town of Queen Creek)

 
The 2016 class of the Queen Creek Citizen Leadership Institute is seeking the community’s help in collection diapers for the Queen Creek Family Resource Center. Donations will be accepted at the following locations through April 16:

Family Resource Center, 20435 S. Old Ellsworth Road. Open  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

•Queen Creek Communiversity, 21740 S. Ellsworth Road. Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

•Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

•Queen Creek Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.

•Barney Family Sports Complex, 22050 E. Queen Creek Road. Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

•Town of Queen Creek, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

“The Citizen Leadership Institute is a wonderful program that helps get residents involved with the Town,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said. “The town council and I are pleased to see the program evolve in a way that helps give back to this great community.”

The diaper drive is fulfilling a need, said Queen Creek Unified School District Special Projects Director Maria Silva.

“Diapers have always been a need among the low-income families and even some middle class families in the area,” Ms. Silva explained. “Government assistance programs such as WIC or Food Stamps don’t cover diapers, and it can be a health concern as it is unhealthy for children to stay soiled diapers.”

CLI is an award-winning program designed to spark an interest in local issues, present information about important questions facing the town, provide an avenue for residents to help plan the community’s future and develop a pool of informed residents who can serve as local leaders on boards, commissions and among their neighbors. A new element of the program included a community outreach project.

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