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Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre

The last thing a mother wants to run out of

The run on toilet paper has thankfully subsided, only to be replaced by the run on… wait for it… DIAPERS!  What? No!

Yes!  Diapers are a hot commodity these days and here’s why, many of the support services that supply diapers and other baby items to parents in need are temporarily closed due to Covid-19.  And here’s the kicker, most of the parents accessing these services don’t have access to a credit card, so if the shelves are empty or if the parents need to socially isolate (which many new parents do), they can’t just put in an Amazon order or pick an Instacart delivery slot.

The parents that are hardest pressed for baby essentials right now are those residing at the isolation hotels in Toronto.  The hotels are set up by the government and supported by local charities to help vulnerable members of our community self-isolate if they test positive for Covid-19 or are awaiting test results.   New parents and parents with kids under the age of six are staying at the hotel.  Meals and snacks are provided, along with mental health and social service supports.  But that’s it.  No baby essentials.  No diapers.

How you can help

We’re pooling funds to purchase diapers, wipes, diaper cream and formula to help the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre team who are on site at the isolation hotels and working to make sure these moms have the extra items they need. Help us help the moms.

$550.00 of $500.00 target

11 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
May 28, 2020

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More Details: Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Queen West CHC) is a community-based health service organization serving south-west Toronto. They offer a broad range of services, including primary health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming. They provide their services at three main clinic locations, as well as within the community.
Location: 
1229 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L2

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