Healthy Steps Diaper Bank, in partnership with Hamilton Health Center, once again hosted its diaper drive-through event. On Saturday December 19, 2020, the Healthy Start program and Diaper Bank teamed up to hand out free diapers to families in need. In 15 degree weather and in the time frame of a little over 2 hours the volunteers handed out 25,000 diapers, using safe distancing and mask-wearing precautions.
Families in need of diapers came to Hamilton Health Center’s parking lot (110 S 17th Street, Harrisburg) to receive 50 diapers per child. Diapers were available in sizes newborn thru 6.
Hamilton Health’s Healthy Start program provides free case management services to pregnant families and those with children 0-18 months who reside in Dauphin County. Early assistance for young children and their families can improve health outcomes during and after pregnancy, and lay the foundation for better lifelong health in our community.