The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery in Spokane says it’s in desperate need of diapers and baby formula to distribute to low-income families.
The nonprofit group, which works to keep kids safe and to strengthen families, needs diaper sizes 4 and 5. It also needs Similac Sensitive and Similac Advance formulas.
The assistance is offered to thousands of area families when their financial resources fail to cover basic needs and expenses. Nearly all of the families the group serves live at or below the poverty level, and the recession has pushed more families into extreme poverty, the organization reports.
Last year the Crisis Nursery saw a 58 percent increase in the need for help with diapers. It distributed more than 150,000 basic essentials, and it expects the need to be greater this year.
To help, call (509) 535-3155 or go to vanessabehan.org.