City-wide diaper drive to support Head Start Families

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Tshela one of many mom's who struggles to make ends meet. She says diapers cost her more than $60 dollars a month.

"I'm still in need of diapers. If it finishes I have to buy for two,” said Tshela.

Tshela has six children. Her youngest two are still in diapers, and says she has bought sizes that don’t always fit in order to save money. She says she is thankful to the Parent and Community Engagement Center (P.A.C.E.) for making it easier for her to support her family.

"I am not there, but they are helping her here,” said Tshela

The City of Rockford is collecting dippers for it's early Head Start program which serves 24 children at the P.A.C.E. Center and 114, through home visiting.

"At the P.A.C.E. center we are expecting to go through 2,000 diapers per child per year,” said Warren.

Warren says she hopes the money Head Start saves on diapers can be used to advance the facility where the children are learning and growing.

"If things continue like they look now, we are very excited about it. We really appreciate the community getting behind the effort to help these families,” said Warren.