Free daycare center that helps homeless needs supplies like diapers and wipes

Nonprofit provides services for homeless parents
Posted at 7:11 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 19:11:40-04

When you walk inside the daycare for Grace Centers of Hope, you'll see dozens of smiling faces. The children have no idea their parents are struggling with homelessness or addiction - and volunteers with the nonprofit say they never should.

"Our kids come in here and sometimes they don't have anything," says Jodie Slongo, Grace Centers of Hope children's program director.

The nonprofit provides free daycare to parents in their shelter. They give the kids clothes, food and love.

But the organization needs help with two big expenses: diapers and wipes. Grace Centers of Hope goes through about 125-140 diapers a day and it adds up fast.

"On average, a box of diapers is $30- $40 each and we go through boxes of those a week so you add those up and it's something that we just can't afford to buy," says Slongo.

Volunteers hope to receive donations of diapers and wipes to help take care of nearly 40 children.The size diapers most needed are 4, 5 and 6. 

Click here to donate or ship donations to 35 E. Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, ATTN: Hands of Hope Childcare Center.