Walgreens, Huggies address diaper need with former Cubs catcher

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Walgreens, Huggies address diaper need with former Cubs catcher

By Michael Johnsen - 04/03/2018
Former Chicago Cub catcher David Ross is coming back to Chicagoland to team up with Huggies and the hometown pharmacy player Walgreens to get 250,000 clean diapers to Chicago families experiencing need. On Thursday, April 5, Ross will be in a Walgreens store to talk about the program and the diaper need in our communities.

As many as 1 in 3 families in the U.S. – and 47% of families in Chicago– face diaper need, which is the struggle to provide enough clean diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry and healthy.

As part of Kimberly Clark's "No Baby Unhugged" program, Huggies and Walgreens will donate $10,000, 1.5 million diapers and 250,000 wipes to the National Diaper Bank Network. Of the donated diapers, 250,000 will go to the local nonprofit Cradles to Crayons Chicago, which works to make life better for children in need.

Chicagoans can get involved by purchasing a pack of Huggies at Walgreens stores or Walgreens.com from now through April 29. Every purchase will spark the donation.

According to a National Diaper Bank Network survey, almost three in four families feel they’re not being good parents when their children are left too long in dirty diapers, and yet, one in three families struggle with diaper need. Three in five of those parents (57%) miss work or school due to a lack of sufficient diapers required by childcare, daycare or early education programs to care for a baby or toddler - missing an average of four days of work or school in just a month. And most families in need (65%) don’t even know that diaper banks like Cradles to Crayons exist.