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Junior League of Bergen County donates diapers to the Baby Basics program

(Paramus, NJ) April 18, 2014 – Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Baby Basics program relies on community support to provide free nutritional formula and diapers to low-income families with children ages newborn through 2 years. The agency recently received a donation of diapers from the 2013 Junior League of Bergen County provisional class, led by chair Laura Kelly.

The provisional class collected diapers through a variety of channels, including holding diaper drives at local grocery stores. The diaper drive was also supported at the JLBC’s Festival of Trees fall fundraiser.

“When parents can’t afford diapers, babies wear dirty diapers longer,” says Bob Jones, President & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “The need for diapers is great in the current economy as diaper rash is increasing across the county. The Baby Basics program distributes more than 200,000 diapers every year and offers a desperately needed safety net to families that helps ensure their babies remain healthy and well-nourished. We couldn’t provide this vital support without the generous contributions of the Junior League of Bergen County. We are enormously grateful for their support.”

About The Junior League of Bergen County

The Junior League of Bergen County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

About Children’s Aid and Family Services
Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organizations serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 110 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion and in partnership with the community, we make positive lasting differences in the lives of those we serve. We provide high quality, innovative services to children and their families that advance social, educational and emotional development and wellbeing. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.