Diaper Drive to help local families in need

The Bristol Exchange Club will host a diaper drive on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of the Stop & Shop at 597 Farmington Ave. to collect donations of diapers and other baby-care items for the Caring Closet program of the Parent and ChildCenter at BristolHospital.

The Caring Closet, located within the center at 9 Prospect St., is a resource for area families in need of basic items such as diapers, baby wipes, baby wash supplies, and other infant care items. The supplies are donated by local individuals and businesses and collected at drives such as this one.

The diaper drive will be held in conjunction with events nationwide as part of the National Exchange Club’s annual Day of Service, held each fall.

For more information on the Parent and ChildCenter, its Caring Closet program and parenting classes, or to learn more about volunteering at the center, call (860) 585-3481. For more information on the Bristol Exchange Club or the diaper drive, e-mail bristolexchangeclub@hotmail.com.