How you can help South Bend moms in need

Michiana Five for the Homeless hosting diaper drive // WSBT 22

Right now some families in South Bend need help getting diapers for their children. That's why a community diaper drive is happening today at Michiana Five for the Homeless.

The group's office is located at 2206 Miami Street in South Bend.

Donated diapers will go right to mothers that have trouble affording them.

There are at least 100 moms in the area who are benefitting from this "Mother Goose" program.

Michiana Five has diapers. baby wipes, formula, baby food and clothing on its shelves. But those items will go fast, as the need for them never stops for some area families.

Right now girls’ pull-ups in sizes 3T, 4T and 5T are in the highest demand.

That's why the group is asking for the public to donate these items today to ensure these shelves stay fully stocked and parents always have access to them.

"The high cost of diapers for some others, you know, gets astronomical, and so if we can give them a package of diapers to a needy mom, you know then it helps put a little bit more money back into their budget,” said John Shafer with Michiana Five for the Homeless.

Michiana Five asks if you come for diapers to bring an ID, and show you're on the WIC program.

Parents can come for items up to three times a year.

Michiana Five is accepting donations at 2206 Miami Street in South Bend between noon and 4 today and every Wednesday and Thursday.

You can arrange another time for drop off by phone: 574-607-3483.

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