L.A. Council President Herb Wesson To Distribute 200k Free Diapers to Struggling Families During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Los Angeles, CA--Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus, Herb J. Wesson Jr. will help to distribute over 200,000 diapers donated by the Good+Plus Foundation for families experiencing an economic crisis  due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While observing best practices–including keeping 6 feet of distance from others, wearing gloves and face masks– Council President Nury Martinez, Councilmember Curren Price, and Good+Foundation Director of National Programs Dr. Alan-Michael Graves will join Wesson in helping to distribute the diapers on Thursday, Mar. 26 at 10 a.m. at Wesson’s District Office (1819 S. Western Avenue).

The diapers are scheduled to be delivered throughout Los Angeles by various non-profit community organizations.

“Free diapers and baby wipes during a time like this can really make a difference for struggling families,” said Wesson.  “The money saved on having to buy diapers can mean more money for food for a household where one or both parents are not working at this time.  Baby wipes, like toilet paper, have been flying off the shelves and not always available for parents in need of them. I’m glad that my office can continue to be a resource to all communities during our collective time of need.”

Founded in 2001 by Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Good+Foundation is a leading national nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers, creating an upward trajectory for the whole family.

“Council member Wesson has always been there for the community and I knew that we could partner with his office to get these diapers distributed and out to the people who really need them during this crisis,” commented Dr. Alan-Michael Graves, Good+Foundation Director of National Programs.

WHAT: Distribution of over 200k free diapers for low-income and other families in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.
WHO:Councilmember Herb Wesson, 10th DistrictCouncil President Nury Martinez, 6th District
Councilmember Curren Price, Councilmember 9th DistrictDr. Alan-Michael Graves, Director of National Programs, Good+Foundation (Donor)
Community organizations, neighborhood councils
WHEN:Thursday, March 26, 2020 10AM
WHERE:Council District 10 – District Office1819 S. Western AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90018Entrance is on Manhattan Place
MEDIA RSVPMedia must call (323) 839-0216 to RSVP to cover this event.

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1 Comment

  1. Dnabila Hill Reply

    Im have a 3yr old and 8 months pregnant having a hard time getting diapers and wipes during this crisis if van help i would be gratful

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