Here is the latest update to the DIAPER Drive, via Facebook Live on March 18th…
We know that a lot of information regarding health and safety has been, and continues to be, shared with everyone in a variety of ways. While the information we are sharing here is not directly related to COVID-19, it is because of the Coronavirus outbreak that we are having to share this information with you.
First, the Kyleigh’s Gift DIAPER Drive is still happening on schedule! In just one week, links will be made live and drop-off locations will begin accepting DIAPERS. Our number one goal for holding the DIAPER Drive every year is to make sure babies stay clean, healthy and happy. This could not be more true right now. There will, however, be a few changes to how we conduct the DIAPER Drive, as noted below.
1. Liberty Hospital will no longer serve as a drop-off location. Patient safety is the hospital’s top priority and as they take proactive steps to protect patients and staff, we will not be able to utilize any part of the hospital at this time. If you have DIAPERS to drop-off, you may deliver them to Under the Awning, located at 121 E. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64050. You may also hold onto the DIAPERS and deliver to Liberty Hospital Foundation once visitor restrictions are lifted at the hospital. We do not know when this will occur, but the Foundation will accept DIAPERS at any time, even if it’s after the posted DIAPER Drive dates, once normal operating hours resume.
2. We have added a third online shopping option. There are now registry lists on Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart. While online shopping is popular with consumers right now, warehouses are running low on stock. Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart are all feeling the brunt of COVID-19. We will be continually updating each list to the best of our ability, but please understand that DIAPERS are in high demand right now and the availability can change very quickly. Links to each online registry will be made public on March 22. Watch our Facebook Page, Kyleigh’s Gift, or come back here for links.
3. If you are hesitant to purchase DIAPERS at a local store and drop them off, or you find that the online registry lists are low on stock, we are accepting online donations. All of the funds donated through this link, https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/RpB8KyFPTUdOIv5QBXtilw will be used strictly for DIAPERS. Please note that Liberty Hospital Foundation manages all funds donated to Kyleigh’s Gift and that this link has been set up by the Foundation, exclusively for the DIAPER Drive.
4. If you wish to make a donation and prefer not to donate online, gift cards to Amazon, Target or Wal-Mart can be purchased and mailed to Liberty Hospital Foundation, 2525 Glenn Hendren Drive, Liberty, MO 64068. Please include a note that it is for the Kyleigh’s Gift Diaper Drive. Again, these funds will be used strictly for the purchase of DIAPERS.
Please refer to It’s DIAPER Time for the original Kyleigh’s Gift DIAPER Drive post, where you can find more information about our efforts this year.
At this time, the Kyleigh’s Gift DIAPER Drive continues to be scheduled from March 22 – April 5. We will continue to provide updates should more changes occur. We appreciate your support and helping our community of babies stay clean, healthy and happy!