Rock Island County Health Department and Hiney Heroes organize diaper pickup

ROCK ISLAND CO., Ill. (KWQC) – The Rock Island County Health Department is once again teaming up with Hiney Heroes to provide free diapers to families in Quad-City on December 16.

The Rock Island County Department of Health said the event is a drive-thru, social-distancing event that takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Department of Health, 2112 25th Ave., Rock Island. Families can receive 50 diapers per child.

Masks are compulsory for everyone from 2 years old. Hiney Heroes asks that the children be in the car.

“Diapers put a strain on the finances of many families, especially during the holiday season,” said Janet Hill, director of operations and public information officer for the Rock Island County Department of Health. “We are proud to work with Hiney Heroes to help our families. “

According to Hiney Heroes, 1 in 3 families say they need diapers. Disposable diapers cost up to $ 80 per month per child, and no state or federal safety net program allows diaper benefits to be used.

Families can pick up diapers from garages behind the health department parking lot (closest to UnityPoint-Trinity), the health department said. They ask families to keep two lanes of traffic entering the parking lot; one for diapers and one for the WIC and other departments and health department staff will direct traffic.

Hiney Heroes offers help to local families through the generosity of others. They ask if you would like to donate to this 501-3 (c) organization, visit their website at hineyheroes.com. All donations are tax exempt.

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