The members of Soroptimist International of Ukiah were pleased to present Carolyn Smith, Children's Action Committee VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), with a donation of 400 diapers for the Mendocino Diaper Depot. The Soroptimist club's mission is to support women and girls in our community through various programs and scholarships, including collecting diapers to be given to families in emergency situations and as incentives for attending parenting classes through local Family Resource Centers.
The Mendocino Diaper Depot was launched one year ago by former VISTA member, Ashley Bergen, as a way to meet the basic needs of families in Mendocino County, thus decreasing the incidents of child abuse.
Children's Action Committee is also working on preventative programs including parenting classes offered through Family Resource Centers such as the Arbor on Main in Ukiah. Since starting the Diaper Depot, attendance is these classes has increased by more than 100 percent.
Soroptimist International of Ukiah continues to support the efforts of the Children's Action Committee and our local VISTA program. If you are interested in joining please contact firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like more information on the Mendocino Diaper Depot please contact Carolyn at 707-467-2010 or email@example.com