Idaho State University Armed Forces Club will host “Operation Diaper Drop” Nov. 17-18
November 12, 2014
The Idaho State University Armed Forces Club is hosting “Operation Diaper Drop” to benefit Benny’s Pantry and Toys for Tots, on Nov. 17 and 18.
Donations of diapers, unopened formula, baby food, baby wipes, unopened baby bottles and new infant toys will be collected Nov. 17 and delivered Nov. 18.
“In the military, when someone is struggling we all come together and pick them up,” said club president Jessie Koyle, “We will never leave a fallen comrade.”
“Operation Diaper Drop” is inspired by the large need that Benny’s Pantry experiences during the holiday season,” Orientation, Leadership and Service director Brooke Barber said. “Many of our ISU students have families of their own, including young children,” she said. “This season is difficult for students but especially those whom have families. When we can provide these items at Benny’s Pantry we are helping our ISU families to thrive.”
Organizations that participate will be awarded points for the items they donate. The ISU Credit Union and the ISU LEAD Center will provide prizes to the top three point-earning groups.
All donations can be dropped off at the Idaho State University Veterans Sanctuary, located on the third floor of the Pond Student Union.
Donations will be loaded into a LMTV (light medium tactical vehicle) provided by the Idaho National Guard at a “stuff the truck” event in the Early Learning Center parking lot. Uniformed members of the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army and Idaho State University ROTC will help the Armed Forces Club load the truck.