Diapers and Wipes Drive October 1

From Staff Reports

A local church is reaching out to the Henry County community in an effort to help provide basic necessities for babies in need.

South Atlanta Birth will host a Diapers and Wipes Drive Oct. 1 from 9 a.m., until noon at Community Bible Church, 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge. The drive is designed to benefit the Haven House domestic abuse shelter in McDonough.

The church will be hosting a Domestic Violence Conference on the day of the drive, and organizers of both events are combining their efforts in hopes of stocking Haven House up on diapers and wipes for the fall and winter months. Currently, the shelter has six children who are six months old or younger.

Haven House serves victims of family violence in Henry, Jasper, Butts and Lamar counties. The shelter’s existing facility, which opened in 2011, has the capacity to house 40-50 residents.

Those who wish to make a donation but are unable to attend the drive are asked to mail diapers and wipes to Haven House, P.O. Box 1150, McDonough, GA 30253.