Roanoke organization puts out plea for diaper donations
ROANOKE, Va. – The need for diapers lasts all year long, but it’s even greater due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) of the Roanoke Valley, or CHIP, put out a request on Facebook to ask for diaper donations. A baby needs an average of 100 diapers a month and 1 in 3 families report not having enough diapers. In response, a... Posted by CHIP of Roanoke Valley on Friday, January 22, 2021A baby needs an average of 100 diapers a month and a third of families don’t have enough, according to the organization. “Children that are in soiled diapers tend to have higher rates of abuse, higher rates of diaper infection, yeast infection, etc,” said the organization’s COO, Autumn Lavering.
Big donations in 2020 helped many HBCUs, but they still lag behind other schools financially
Big donations in 2020 helped many HBCUs, but they still lag behind other schools financially HBCUs have produced 80% of the nation's Black judges and 50% of Black doctors, according to The Network Journal, and now the first woman to be vice president of the United States. But these institutions are still struggling to get the financial support they need. Michelle Miller reports on the impact of historically Black colleges and universities.cbsnews.com
9-year-old boy celebrates his birthday with a canned food drive instead of a party
One child in particular really stood out: A boy who decided he wanted to give back to the community for his 9th birthday. Erica Gamboa said her son, Mason, wanted to use his birthday this year to help out locally. That’s when the idea of a canned food drive came in. “We were able to collect $485, and also a lot of canned goods,” Gamboa said. The canned goods Mason collected on his birthday.
How to help the sick, the hungry, others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic
No Kid Hungry has a plan to feed them, but we need your help.”Yes, it’s a group called No Kid Hungry -- and it appears to be the perfect place place to turn. With your help, we’ll continue to remove any obstacles to get kids the food they need," the group’s website said. We can’t stress this one enough: The American Red Cross needs you. Help patients like Robert today: https://t.co/iJpVmoWxZy pic.twitter.com/xXHbVPOkto — American Red Cross (@RedCross) March 18, 2020Don’t be nervous about giving blood. The Red Cross issued a news release about its need for blood on March 10.