DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – A local community organization helped donate nearly 4,000 diapers to families in need for the holidays.
The Danbury Rising! coalition held a diaper drive where they partnered alongside other community organizations to help struggling families overcome poverty. In all they collected 3,795 diapers to give to several community-based organizations.
“We were so grateful to be able to partner to make the holidays a little brighter,” said Danbury Nurses Union Unit 47, AFT Local 5047 President Mary Consoli. “Our members wanted to demonstrate an ‘act of kindness’ in commemoration of the Sandy Hook tragedy’s anniversary on December 14th. Joining forces with Danbury Rising was an opportunity to combine efforts and help meet an urgent need in our community,” added Consoli, whose union represents approximately 600 registered nurses (RNs) at the acute care facility.
A diaper drop-off was held at the local hall of the Danbury nurses union. Consoli and members of both Unit 47 and the Danbury and New Milford Federation of Technical Employees union chose to combine their “diaper drive” with Danbury Rising’s simultaneous efforts. The shared goal was to maximize their reach to families in need.
“We were delighted to get the generous donation of diapers and we thank all that made it happen” said Halfar, a coalition activist and longtime local community organizer.