Community Blanket and Diaper Drive

Did you know the average baby can go through 7,500 diapers in a single year? For some families, the cost can be overwhelming.

That’s one reason Meriter and the UW Health Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Midwifery will be collecting donations for the Community Blanket and Diaper Drive from Aug. 1-31.

New diapers and new and gently used blankets can be dropped off at the following locations:

Meriter Hospital
Meriter Business Center

UW Hospital and Clinics
American Family Children’s Hospital
UW Health 20 S. Park Clinic
UW Health West Towne Clinic
UW Health West Clinic
UW Health Fitchburg Clinic
UW Health East Clinic
UW Health East Towne Clinic
Zimbrick Honda and Zimbrick Honda Service Center

All proceeds from the drive will be donated to the Baby Depot at Dane County Head Start.

The Importance of Blankets
Swaddling an infant in an appropriate blanket can help provide a sense of comfort, and they will often sleep longer and wake less often. It’s important to note that loose blankets and bedding should never be left in an infant’s crib, however, there are specially designed swaddling blankets that are given as a gift to every baby delivered at Meriter.

Donate Blankets and Diapers at the Madison Mini-Marathon
Meriter and Physician Plus are presenting sponsors for the Madison Mini-Marathon, 5K and the Ready, Set, GO! Kids Run. This year’s race is Saturday, Aug. 20.

Donations will be collected for the Community Blanket and Diaper Drive on Aug. 19 at the Expo and Packet Pick Up at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., and Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. – the site of the Mini-Marathon, 5K and the Ready, Set GO! Kids Run start/finish line and the post-race party.

Register for Meriter’s Mini-Marathon Team

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