McHenry Diaper Drive draws large response

  • Drivers line up to receive free diapers in an event held Tuesday, May 19, at Follett School Solutions in McHenry. Nearly 65,000 diapers were distributed to help community members in need.

    Drivers line up to receive free diapers in an event held Tuesday, May 19, at Follett School Solutions in McHenry. Nearly 65,000 diapers were distributed to help community members in need. Courtesy of Kaeleen Taylor

 
 
Updated 5/23/2020 9:17 PM

Nearly 65,000 free diapers were distributed Tuesday, May 19, to community members in need at a drive-through event held at Follett School Solutions' offices, 1340 Ridgeview Drive in McHenry.

The event was sponsored by United Way of Greater McHenry County, Follett, and The Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois.

 

Mask-wearing volunteers from the three organizations, plus the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, were on hand to distribute packages of diapers, ranging in size from newborn to adult.

The Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois is on target to distribute a total of 420,000 diapers to those in need for 2020.\