The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Family and Community Services and Lovelace Medical Group have joined forces to help families in need. From now through June 2nd, the partnership is hosting a Diaper Drive in support of the City’s Emergency Diaper Program.
The Department of Family and Community Services’ Division of Health and Social Services provides diapers to families in need through its Emergency Diaper program. Last year, the program provided 3,432 diapers to approximately 105 families. Recognizing a need in the community to expand and support the City’s work, Lovelace Medical Group has helped launch a marketing and collection partnership to help expand the program to even more families.
“One Albuquerque is about bringing people together to support one another—the diaper drive goes to the heart of that idea,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Anyone who has been a parent remembers the stress and exhaustion of those early months, and for new parents in our community who are struggling, a little help with the basic supplies can go a long way.”
Donations will be collected at each of the City’s 22 Community Centers, the 4 Health and Social Service Centers, and Lovelace Women’s Hospital. Diapers, baby wipes and rash cream are needed. For a complete list of drop off locations visit www.cabq.gov/family.
Diapers can be dropped off at the following locations: Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales SW, Albuquerque NM 87121, 505-836-8760; Barelas Community Center, 801 Barelas SW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 505-848-1343; César Chávez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn Ave. SE, Albuquerque NM 87108, 505-256-2680; Dennis Chavez Community Center, 715 Kathryn SE, Albuquerque NM 87102, 505-848-1341; Don Newton – Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina NW, Albuquerque NM 87120, 505-768-6006; Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista Drive SE, Albuquerque NM 87106, 505-848-1334; Herman Sánchez Community Center, 1830 William SE,Albuquerque NM 87102, 505-848-1336; Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche NE, Albuquerque NM 87111, 505-764-6425, Jack Candelaria Community Center, 400 San Jose SE, Albuquerque NM 87102, 505-848-1324; Jeanne Bellamah Community Center, 11516 Summer NE, Albuquerque NM 87112, 505-767-5910; Joan Jones Community Center, 3828 Rincon NW, Albuquerque NM 87105, 505-836-8810; Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park, 500 Mountain NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 505-848-1390; Loma Linda Community Center & Therapeutic Recreation Program, 1700 Yale SE, Albuquerque NM 87106, 505-764-1525; Los Duranes Community Center, 2920 Leopoldo NW, Albuquerque NM 87104, 505-767-5900; McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE, Albuquerque NM 87110, 505-767-5930; Mesa Verde Community Center, 7900 Marquette NE, Albuquerque NM 87108, 505-767-5920; Singing Arrow Community Center, 13001 Singing Arrow SE, Albuquerque NM 87123, 505-291-6200; Snow Park Community Center, 9501 Indian School NE, Albuquerque NM 87112, 505-767-5885; Thomas Bell Community Center, 3001 University SE, Albuquerque NM 87106, 505-848-1332; Valle del Norte Family Development Center, 1812 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque NM 87105, 505-342-1322; West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glenrio NW, Albuquerque NM 87105, 505-836-3487; Westgate Community Center, 1400 Snow Vista SW, Albuquerque NM 87121, 505-836-8723; Whittier Community Center, 1100 Quincy SE, Albuquerque NM 87108, 505-767-5885; and the Lovelace Women’s Hospital, 4701 Montgomery Blvd. NE (at Jefferson), Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-727-7800.
Families in need of diapers can contact the City at the Citizen Contact Center, dial 311 (505-768-2000) and email@example.com or the Centers listed below. Diapers are distributed to families in need at the four City of Albuquerque Health & Social Service Centers: John Marshall, Alamosa, Los Griegos, and East Central. Addresses and contact information for each center: John Marshall Health & Social Service Center, 1500 Walter SE, Albuquerque, NM, 505-848-1345; Alamosa Health & Social Service Center, 6900 Gonzales SW, Albuquerque, NM, 505-836-8800; Los Griegos Health & Social Service Center, 1231 Caldelaria NM, Albquerque, NM, 505-761-4050; East Central Health & Social Service Center, 7525 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM 505-767-5700 or https://www.cabq.gov/help/diapers.
“Lovelace Women’s Hospital is committed to the care of women, and that includes helping the families of little ones who are in need,” said Sheri Milone, Lovelace Women’s Hospital CEO. “We are very proud to partner with the City of Albuquerque to support our local community and our mothers.”
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