United Way of the Southern Tier holds annual diaper drive

April 15, 2024: 

United Way of the Southern Tier invites the community to help families in need throughout Chemung and Steuben counties by participating in its annual Diaper Drive.

On average, a baby will go through 2,200 diapers in their first year. That’s a lot of diapers, and diapers are not covered by WIC or SNAP benefits. In addition to diapers, local families also need other baby items including wipes, formula and food.

Individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations can help fill these needs by donating:
* Diapers (Sizes 4, 5, 6, 7)
* Pull-Ups (Sizes 3T-4T, 4T-5T, 5T-6T)

* Overnight Diapers
* Baby Wipes
* Plastic Sippy Cups
* Baby Formula
* Baby Food
* Baby Cereal

3 Ways to Help:

1. Purchase items using United Way’s Amazon wish list. Items ordered will be shipped directly to United Way of the Southern Tier

2. Drop off donations at the following locations by May 10:

* Bath: Subway, 322 W. Washington St., 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

* Corning: Corning Credit Union, main office/Pulteney Street, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday
United Way of the Southern Tier, 88 E. Tioga Ave., Suite 102, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

* Elmira: Chemung Canal Trust Company, main office/Water Street, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

* Hornell: Hornell Area Family YMCA, 18 Center St., 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

3. Purchase items online from any vendor and ship to:
United Way of the Southern Tier
88 E. Tioga Ave., Suite 102
Corning, NY 14830

Drive ends on Friday, May 10.

Items will be distributed to programs in Chemung and Steuben counties that serve young families.

For more information, please contact United Way Director of Communications and Community Engagement Lois Wilson by email or at 607-377-5834.