JLY Funds New Diaper Bank Closet and Eagle Scout Project

JLY Funds New Diaper Bank Closet and Eagle Scout Project

A lot of hard work, determination, ingenuity and a caring heart was displayed by Eagle Scout, Wesley Thomas as he helped to build a proper diaper bank this summer at the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry (CHFP).

At the September Junior League of York (JLY) General Membership Meeting, Wesley Thomas provided JLY members with a review of his Eagle Scout project, funded by the Junior League of York and completed this summer at the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry.

Wesley is a Boy Scout with Troop 17 that meets at Aldersgate U.M. Church. In the spring of 2013, he was awarded a $500 grant from the Junior League of York's Diaper Drive reserved fund. These monies were used to purchase the materials for a cabinet that would house the diapers at CHFP in order to keep the disposable diapers separate from the food (a Health Department requirement for organizations and businesses that personal hygiene products be stored separately from food storage).

In addition to planning the project, raising funds, recruiting volunteers, building the cabinets, painting the storage room and reorganizing the food storage area, Wesley collected diapers from families and friends to fill the storage unit he built. Total hours toward the project exceeded 130 hours.

Pictured above: Boy Scouts help out Wesley

When asked during his presentation to the JLY membership about what he learned from the project, Wesley responded “I learned that I can’t do everything myself.”

Pictured above: Wes and team

Thank you to the Junior League of York for helping to fund this project. The Diaper Bank will continue to be an important asset to York Community families.

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