The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Anna Javaux, Executive Director, Bundles of Joy-Diaper Bank of the Lowcountry. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.
Bundles of Joy is a diaper bank being established in the Low country to assist those in need of diapers. There are currently over 200 Diapers Banks that exist across the country. The idea for Bundles of Joy diaper bank comes from Anna’s time working at Hope Assembly of God. Within months of becoming secretary for the church she saw that many people were in need of basic items including laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and diapers. Anna met a woman who at a time was caring for her 2-year-old twin grandsons. The woman was living on a fixed income and needed some assistance in providing diapers and other necessities. The ministry was able to help her and she soon began working with Bundles of Joy to help other families in area.
The need to assist families with diapers continues. In Charleston close to 20% of people are living in poverty. They are working hard to make ends meet and will struggle to purchase diapers and other necessities often times choosing between paying bills and buying diapers. The goal of Bundles of Joy Diaper bank is to assist those in need of diapers directly through the organization and through a designated partner organization.
They are currently serving families in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The diaper bank distributions currently take place in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry Counties. They are looking for partners in Jasper, Hampton, Colleton ,Allendale, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Horry, and Georgetown Counties to help get diapers to families in need in these Lowcountry areas. If you would like to become a partner organization please fill out their partner form or email at email@example.com.