Glendale Diaper Drive Launch Party
The Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force, Help a Mother Out and the Glendale Rotary Club,
invites you to join us in launching a two-week long Diaper Driveto benefit homeless families.
Please bring a donation of disposable diapers to help us get this
Diaper Drive off to a fast start!
Continental breakfast & coffee will be provided.
When: December 1, 2010
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: The Glendale Police Department Community Room
131 N. Isabel St. Glendale, CA 91206
Diaper proceeds will be distributed to the Glendale Police Department and other agency members of
the Domestic Violence Task Force including PATH Achieve Glendale, Door of Hope, the Salvation
Army and the Glendale YWCA.
When a family is in crisis, few things are more fundamental than having access to diapers.
For more information or to RSVP please contact Christina Hanna at
email@example.com or call 818.409.3334.
Please park IN Wilson Avenue parking structure; between Isabel & Glendale Avenue; validation will be provided.
Official press release:
November 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PATH Achieve Glendale
Natalie Profant Komuro (818) 246-7900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force Announces Diaper Drive
On Wednesday December 1st, the Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force, supported by Help a Mother Out and the Glendale Rotary Club, will kick off a two-week diaper drive to benefit homeless families. Diapers will be distributed to the Glendale Police Department and agency members of the Domestic Violence Task Force.
When a family with young children is in crisis, few things are more fundamental than having access to diapers.
The idea for a diaper drive came up when the Domestic Violence Task Force discussed the Glendale Police Department’s role in responding to domestic violence calls. “If they have to respond and remove the mom and children in a hurry, they may not have time to think about grabbing enough diapers. Having a supply of diapers can help ease what is already a tremendously stressful situation,” said Natalie Komuro, Executive Director of PATH Achieve Glendale and member of the Task Force. “Last year Help a Mother Out really helped us out with diapers during the Winter Shelter program and I know our outreach team appreciated having a supply of diapers because so many families come to us with nothing.”
“The Diaper Drive is a collaborative effort to help address a need that is often overlooked,” noted Alina Azizian, Dickran Tevrizian fellow at Neighborhood legal services and member of the Domestic Violence Task Force. “The Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force began with the intention of bringing our agencies together to identify the needs of victims of domestic violence and help facilitate programs and coordinate services in order to help meet those needs. The Diaper Drive is our first grassroots effort and we hope to be able to help parents in need.”
Donors may drop off diapers at the December 1st event at the Police Community Room. During the campaign period, donors may drop off diapers at sites throughout the city of Glendale:
A complete list of diaper pick-up sites can be found at www.achieveglendale.org.
Donors may also contribute on-line: http://amzn.to/eHdmbx
The Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force formed in 2010 to address interagency coordination on behalf of victims of domestic violence. Members include: AGBU Generation Next Mentorship Program, Armenian National Committee of Glendale, Armenian Relief Society Glendale Sepan Chapter, Door of Hope – Hamilton Court, Glendale Bar Association, Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, Glendale Police Department, Glendale Healthy Kids, Glendale Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, New Horizons Family Center, PATH Achieve Glendale, Salvation Army, Soroptimist International of Glendale, YWCA of Glendale.
Help A Mother Out (HAMO) is dedicated to increasing access to diapers for families in need. Started by two moms in March, 2009 with an initial investment of $100, this one-time diaper drive has evolved into a nationally-recognized grassroots organization raising both diapers and awareness.
Glendale Rotary Club has been serving Glendale since 1922. The club meets Thursdays at noon at the Glendale Hilton. Rotary, the world’s first service club, is comprised of over 1.25 million men and women community leaders in over 27,000 clubs worldwide. It provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and interesting programs, and emphasize local scholarships and projects to carry out their goals locally as well as around the world. As of 2006, Rotary ‘s Polio Plus campaign narrowed the incidence of polio to four countries.