Runners raise money for Diaper Bank

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Sunday afternoon, hundreds turned out for a 5K in New Haven. Aside from getting in some exercise, everyone was running for a good cause.

While everyone has been in a diaper at some point in their life, not everyone realizes how expensive they are. Some costing too much for some families.

That is where the Diaper Bank comes in.

“We collect a lot of diapers and we can get more diapers to families in need,” said Janet Alfano, fundraiser.

During Sunday’s Shamrock and Roll, the Diaper Bank collected enough diapers to fill a cube truck, and with the help of others, they estimate they will raise enough or about 50,000 diapers.

“We are trying to raise diapers for people who don’t have the money to buy diapers for their own baby. I mean it’s unimaginable,” said Chaz, from Chaz & AJ show on WPLR.

But that’s just half of it. Next comes a 5K run through the streets of New Haven.

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It started to snow but it didn’t look like anyone let a few snow flakes get in their way. They showed up in their finest green running attire and they were ready to take off.

“I am not a fan of running in the cold so I am not looking forward to it,” said Jeffery Lucisano, Connex Credit Union.

“It’s actually a lot warmer this year than the last two yeas I have done this so it might help us out so. The snow is always an added bonus,” said Katie Beesley, Connex Credit Union.

“Well we are just going to go for a run. We want to teach the kids a good way to live their lives and get out and enjoy things,” said William Schrade, runner.

Quick as a flash, they were off.

In biting cold temperatures, the runners hit the pavement. But it’s their heartwarming generosity that carried them to the finish line.

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