Maumelle Diaper Drive: 20,000+ Collected | News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The collection bins for the THV Diaper Drive have been out at the Maumelle Walmart since Friday and and Tuesday, THV's Liz Massey, her little guy Cruz and the Arkansas Rice Depot broadcasted live in Maumelle from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to collect diapers or dollars for babies in need.
Last week, it was a record-breaking collection at the Cabot Walmart, a total of 21,152 diapers were donated.
Did Maumelle beat that? The final numbers aren't in yet but we do know they collected more than 20,000 diapers!
Many individuals and churches including Midtowne Church in Benton and First Assembly of God in North Little Rock have been holding their own diaper drives. In fact, Midtowne donated 12,037 diapers! First Assembly of God collected more than 1,200 and they did that in just a few days!
Plus, Kimberly-Clark which produces Huggies made a special delivery as well. They donated more than 220,000 wipes! They made a similiar donation last year as well.
The collection bins will now go back out this Friday, July 20th at the Conway Walmart on 65 N. They'll be there throughout the weekend, then Liz will broadcast her final diaper drive live on the air from Conway on Tuesday, July 24th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Last year, the drive collected more than 67,000 diapers but the need is so great it only last a couple of months. This year's goal is 100,000 diapers and Conway the only drive left we need your help.
If you can't make it to one of the drives, you can still make a monetary donation by calling 501-565-8855 just let them know it's for the Diaper Drive or you can click here to make an online donation. Once you are on the Rice Depot's website, you'll see "Gift Designation," select Diaper Depot.
Thank you for all your support!