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Twice As Nice Mother & Child Teams Up with Local Businesses to "Deck the Halls with Diapers" and Combat Diaper Need in Lake County

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  • Diaper collection boxes in cubicle at Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC in Lincolnshire Ann Marie Mathis

    Diaper collection boxes in cubicle at Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC in Lincolnshire Ann Marie Mathis

 
Ann Marie Mathis

Twice As Nice Mother & Child

4185 Grove Ave.

Gurnee, IL 60031

www.twiceasnicemc.org

Contact: Ann Marie Mathis

Founder & Executive Director

Email: info@twiceasnicemc.org

Office: 224-637-1644

Cell: 847-997-0867

Twice As Nice Mother & Child Teams Up with Local Businesses to "Deck the Halls with Diapers" and Combat Diaper Need in Lake County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gurnee, IL -- Twice As Nice Mother & Child, a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing basic needs to families in crisis, is teaming up with local businesses to "Deck the Halls with Diapers" to combat diaper need in Lake County. Their goal is to collect 10,000 diapers in the month of December through diaper drives held by 8 businesses right here in Lake County. Diaper need affects 1 in 3 families and safety net programs like food stamps and WIC do not cover diapers. Families that have an inadequate supply of clean diapers must often leave their children in a single diaper all day, which can result in diaper rash and other detrimental health issues.

"Diapers are an ongoing and high priority need for many families, but especially those that are experiencing financial hardship. Those families must often choose between buying diapers, paying bills or getting groceries. Over 36% of parents living in poverty routinely run out of diapers for their children. Infants need 10-12 diapers per day and toddlers need 7-8 diapers per day. With a cost between $100 and $120 per month per child, diapers are an expense that many families struggle to afford", said Ann Marie Mathis, founder and executive director of Twice As Nice Mother & Child. As a certified diaper bank and member of the National Diaper Bank Network, her organization is able to help families by providing diapers at no charge so that they can keep their children clean, dry and healthy. The organization provides over 75,000 diapers to approximately 1,800 families in Lake County every year--and this year they are on target to hit the 100,000 mark.

This holiday season, the following Lake County businesses are accepting diaper donations from the community. They will be collecting diapers at their locations from December 1 -- 31, 2016 during normal business hours.

Grand Appliance & TV

3300 16th St.

Zion, IL 60099

847-746-6000

The Shipping Point

5250 Grand Ave., Unit 14

Gurnee, IL 60031

847-336-6000

KinderCare Learning Center

599 Falling Waters Way

Lindenhurst, IL 600146

847-245-4637

L Studio Lash & Skin Care Boutique

443 E. Park Ave.

Libertyville, IL 60048

224-433-6613

Fresh Salon

71 S. Whitney St.

Grayslake, IL 60030

847-986-3767

Lake County Press

98 Noll St.

Waukegan, IL 60085

847-336-4333

Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC

475 Half Day Road, Ste. 250

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

847-247-8959

Anna Shea Chocolates

100 W. Higgins Rd., Unit E5

Barrington, IL 60010

847-428-5446

In addition to donations being accepted at these business locations, monetary donations can be made via PayPal through the organization's website (www.twiceasnicemc.org). Diapers can also be donated through the organization's "wish list" on Amazon.

"Fresh Salon proudly supports Twice As Nice Mother & Child because being beautiful is truly about who you are on the inside. Being a good neighbor is what makes a community thrive. On the daily, we help bring your inner beauty to the surface with beautiful, healthy and well-groomed hair," said Jenna Brandt, owner of Fresh Salon in Grayslake. Anyone who makes a diaper donation at her salon will be entered to win a $250 gift basket of hair products and tools. Laurie Tansey, owner of L Studio Lash & Skin Care Boutique in Libertyville, is also encouraging people to donate diapers at her location. During the month of December, she will donate 5% of service and retail purchases for new clients back to Twice As Nice Mother & Child.

Other businesses interested in participating in the "Deck the Halls with Diapers" campaign may contact Ann Marie Mathis for more information.

"We are grateful for the participation and support of these businesses here in Lake County. We hope that as more people learn about the vicious cycle of diaper need that affects our community, they will join our Deck the Halls with Diapers campaign, said Ann Marie Mathis. "Diaper need is a healthcare, economic and social issue that affects the future of our children not just here in Lake County, but all across the United States. Every child deserves to have enough diapers. Every child deserves to be clean, dry and healthy. Being able to diaper their children means everything to struggling parents--and having that basic need meet is critical for the littlest members of our community. Twice As Nice Mother & Child is doing our part to give Lake County children a happier present and a brighter future."

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About Twice As Nice Mother & Child

Twice As Nice Mother & Child is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Gurnee, Illinois that strives to ensure that mothers and children have their most basic needs met. They provide gently used items (children's clothing/shoes, maternity wear, baby gear, children's books) and other assistance (diapers, wipes, infant formula) to families free of charge. They distribute items through partnerships with social service agencies and direct service. As a certified diaper bank and member of the National Diaper Bank Network, they provide over 75,000 diapers to approximately 1,800 families in Lake County every year. The organization helps to restore stability and hope to families during challenging times.

The Founder and Executive Director of Twice As Nice Mother & Child, Ann Marie Mathis, is available for interviews about diaper need and how her organization is working to close the diaper gap in Lake County.