Atlanta, GA— On April 28th, Fathers Incorporated launched a Daddy Diaper Drive in sponsorship with Huggies for Atlanta fathers. The drive’s focus is to serve low-income fathers 25 years of age and younger. The drive kicked off at Fathers Incorporated’s National Fatherhood Conference Annual Dinner held at Turner Field. The drive will continue until June 10th and diapers will be distributed at a special Father’s Day event on Saturday, June 18th.
The overall goal of the drive is to elevate the message that a fathers engagement and contribution to the well-being of his children extends beyond his paycheck. Therefore, offering assistance with free diapers, we can play a role in building the self-esteem of young fathers.
Huggies and the “Every Little Bottom” campaign have already donated 10,000 diapers and wipes to jumpstart the Daddy Diaper Drive.
Fathers Incorporated has also designated sixteen barbershops in the Atlanta metro-area as “drop-off” locations for the Daddy Diaper Drive. These businesses and organizations have partnered for this project. Each location has committed to informing, educating and collecting donations for the drive.
- HeadMasters Barbershop – Buckhead
- Distinctive Kutz – Marietta
- Legends Barber Shop – Atlanta
- Off the Hook Barber Shop – Atlanta
- Anytime Cutz – Buckhead
- Gino’s Classic Barber – Atlanta
- Tapers Barbershop – Marietta
- Tune Ups Barber Shop – Sandy Springs
- Silver Star Barber Shop – Atlanta
- Tyght Kutz Barber Shop – Smyrna
- Rocky’s Prime Time – Atlanta and Alpharetta
- Villages at Carver YMCA – Atlanta
- University Barber Shop – Atlanta
- V’s Barber Shop – Atlanta
“Atlanta is home to many fathers and I believe as a we get ready for Father’s Day we must do something special for our community. Not only because it’s a holiday but because Dads are in need just as well as Moms. I am grateful for the partnership we have developed with Huggies and the donation they have given us to jumpstart this campaign. I look forward to blessing many fathers with diapers and wipes on June 18th” stated, Fatherhood expert and executive director of Fathers Incorporated, Kenneth Braswell.
The campaign is also sponsored by The Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Furthering Fathering and the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority. For more information on the Daddy Diaper Drive or to partner, sponsor or become a Drop-off location, please visit http://www.daddydiaperdrive.com/.
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