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Fundraiser For Diaper Providers Steps Off At FDR Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights will be the scene of a fundraiser Saturday for No Child Wet Behind and the Westchester County Diaper Bank.
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights will be the scene of a fundraiser Saturday for No Child Wet Behind and the Westchester County Diaper Bank. Photo Credit: Facebook

YORKTOWN, N.Y.— No Child Wet Behind and The Walkabout Foundation will join forces Saturday at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights for their respective annual 5Ks and fundraisers.

The two nonprofits have hosted their own walks and events for the past three years; this year they decided to capitalize on their similar base of supporters by hosting a larger event and increasing their outreach.

The family-friendly day will start with a 5K run/walk around FDR Park, followed by activities for all ages, including: a bouncy house, vendor boutique, food and beverage trucks, raffle prizes, children’s area and more.

Proceeds from the morning portion of the event (mainly the run) will benefit No Child Wet Behind; proceeds from the raffle in the afternoon will benefit the Walkabout Education Foundation. Donations of diapers (even partially opened packs) will be accepted all day.

Registration is still open for the 5K. To register, click here .

No Child Wet Behind aims to get diapers to those in need via monetary donations as well as diaper donations. NCWB is in its first year as a nonprofit; it was started by Northeast Doulas, LLC, a for-profit company based in Peekskill that provides professional doula services to families in Greenwich, Conn., Westchester County and New York City.

NCWB expects its impact to be even greater this year, having chosen to directly support the efforts of the recently established Westchester County Diaper Bank, a partnership between The Junior League of Central Westchester and County Executive Rob Astorino and the Westchester County Department of Social Services.

The WCDB provides diapers at no cost as assistance to families in need in Westchester County. The JLCW supports the bank by soliciting donations, organizing drives, managing and packaging inventory, and processing applications , while the county Department of Social Services helps distribute the diapers.

The other host of Saturday's walk is The Walkabout Education Foundation and the Walkabout Alumni Association. The Walkabout Education Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization created to develop challenge-oriented, experiential education programs.

To learn more about sponsorship and other donations, email northeastdoulasevents@gmail.com.

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