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United Way kicks off annual Diaper Drive

Did you know that 1 out of 3 American families do not have the resources to purchase diapers for their children?

United Way of Portage County kicked off it’s eighth annual Community Diaper Drive this past Mother’s Day weekend. Diapers will be collected through June 20th, Father’s Day weekend.

Portage County Business Council is one of the drop off locations! Diapers can be dropped off at 5501 Vern Holmes Dr in Stevens Point during our regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.

Additional drop off locations:

  • United Way of Portage County, 1100 Centerpoint Drive, #302, Stevens Point
  • 212 Fitness- 3217 John Joanis Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church- 2000 Roosevelt Dr, Plover, WI 54467 (Leave diapers in entrance way.)

A full list of drop off locations can be found online at

Monetary donations are also encouraged! Monetary donations allow distribution partners to buy the sizes they need, when they need them and they may be able to take advantage of large quantity pricing.  Monetary donations can be dropped off at or sent to United Way of Portage County, c/o Community Diaper Drive, 1100 Centerpoint Dr., #302, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

The primary source for distribution of diapers will be Operation Bootstrap. Emergency and holiday distribution will be provided through other programs serving income-qualified families. Organizations will follow a tracking system and each family they distribute to will meet established criteria. Requests for diapers should be made through Emergency Services.

For more information, visit the United Way of Portage County website at and click on “Community Diaper Drive,” or contact United Way at 715-341-6740 or

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About United Way of Portage County

United Way is working to inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow by focusing on the building blocks for a better life—education, financial stability, and health. Everyone in the community is invited to be a part of this effort. Give, advocate, and volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, visit

Information Provided by Media Contact: Cecily Mileski, Communications & Marketing Manager