By Jason Fitzgerald, Dee PT
Believe it or not it’s almost that time of year again. We are about to start our tenth annual Great Diaper Drive in support of COTS Kids. Last year we were able to donate over 54,000 diapers, bringing our nine-year total to over 250,000 diapers.
Dee Physical Therapy, located in South Burlington, Shelburne and Hinesburg, has been collecting diapers annually around the holiday season for families in need who are temporarily living in COTS shelters. (COTS, the Committee on Temporary Shelter, serves the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Vermont.) We are hoping to make the Dee PT Great Diaper Drive 2017 the biggest donation year to date.
For this tenth year of collecting diapers to benefit COTS families we have a goal of 80,000 diapers! Donations will be accepted from Oct. 25 through Dec. 18. In the past we have had donations from local companies, such as Hannaford and Seventh Generation, as well as from patients, coworkers, political figures and neighbors. With your participation, we hope to achieve our goal.
Diapers can be dropped off at any of our three locations. If the drop-off sites are inconvenient, we are willing to travel to you to pick up donations. Our three drop-off sites are Dee Physical Therapy at 23 San Remo Drive, South Burlington; Dee Physical Therapy at the Field House, 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne; and Dee Physical Therapy at 52 Farmall Drive, Hinesburg.
Diapers can be dropped off between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (802) 865-0010, or email Jason.