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Good Shepherd joins Lake County diaper bank effort

BARRINGTON – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will join with other local agencies to fulfill a community need by launching the new Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County. 

This program is an extension of the St. Paul Diaper Bank Partnership started in 2009 in McHenry County by the Rev. Jim Swarthout, former rector of St. Paul Episcopal Church in McHenry. Swarthout now serves as the secretary for the National Diaper Bank and the executive director of the Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs, Barrington.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Wauconda Township Building, 505 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda.

Local social service agencies are invited to attend along with those they have helped who might have an interesting story to share.

Diapers will be supplied to the diaper bank through individuals donations, diaper drives held at local organizations such as hospitals, schools and YMCAs, and from large organizations such as Huggies, who has made a sizable donation as part of its Every Little Bottom campaign.

The diapers will not be distributed directly to individuals in need but through local social service agencies in Barrington, Ela and Cuba townships.

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