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SWCC, Parents as Teachers to host diaper drive

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 10:35 a.m. CDT

Southwestern Community College’s Early Childhood and Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is looking for donations of disposable diapers and wipes during the month of October.

PAT is offering an incentive program to families, targeting children ages three and younger. Families may earn points for diapers, wipes, formula and various safety items.

Diaper donations may be dropped off at the following locations in Creston beginning Tuesday: Hy-Vee, Fareway, Creston High School, Iowa State Savings Bank – uptown or branch locations, or SWCC adult and continuing education offices.

In Adair County, donations may be dropped off at Greenfield Fitness Center, Fontanelle Library or Adair Boys and Girls Club.

The PAT program provides parent education and family support to families from birth until the child enters kindergarten, usually at age 5.

With the program, parents are provided with support and guidance from Parents as Teachers-certified parent educators through fun activities, family fun nights and personal interaction.

For more information related to the PAT program, contact Terry Wangberg, SWCC early childhood director, in SWCC’s adult and continuing education department at 641-782-1308 or contact the PAT program directly at 641-782-2888.

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