Slater and Putnam Cap Diaper Drive is on the Path to Help Hudson Valley Families

Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) wrapped up his first diaper drive with the Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP) over the weekend, receiving a large number of necessary donations. With New York’s persistent affordability crisis, many families in the Hudson Valley region are struggling to not only make ends meet but to provide basic necessities for their children.

Donations during the holidays are always at their peak, but towards this time of year, those numbers typically start to dwindle. However, this year’s diaper drive was a huge success as more than 50 families received incredible donations. Slater and Putnam CAP were very appreciative of all of the donations and support Hudson Valley families contributed.

“I'm always happy to join forces with Putnam CAP in support of families facing challenges in meeting their children’s basic needs. This year’s drive was a great turn out and we thank everyone who came and made a donation,” said Slater. “Too many families are grappling with the burden of providing essential resources for their children, but it’s always a great reminder of how willingly we all step up to the plate for one another. We look forward to keeping that spirit alive throughout the entire year!” concluded Slater.

“Putnam CAP is incredibly grateful for the donation of diapers collected by Assemblyman Matt Slater’s office. Our low-income clients accessing our food pantry program often request diapers, as they cannot be purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children benefits and are expensive. By making them available to our clients, not only are we helping to offset families’ expenses, but we are also helping to ensure that babies/toddlers remain healthy. We thank Assemblyman Slater for recognizing that diapers are a basic need, and all families, regardless of economic status, should have access to them to care for their children,” said Marisa O’Leary, director of Putnam CAP.