12111985_10153065530227041_1475028667835768805_nProject Undercover was proud to represent Rhode Island in National Diaper Need Awareness Week, an effort organized by the National Diaper Bank Network that gained recognition from 26 governors, 4 legislatures, and 94 municipalities across the country – including our own Governor Raimondo and Providence Mayor Elorza. From September 28-October 4, community groups and local businesses ran diaper drives, including the Providence Community Library (all 9 branches), the Hope Street Merchants Association, The Arcade, Festival Ballet (pictured), and from Hair-2-E-Tan-Ity Salon. The HSMA and the Libraries even decided to extend their drives for an extra week, and the RI Women’s Bar Association collected diapers at their October 5 event. Plus, Governor Raimondo, Mayor Elorza, RI Kids Count, and the Economic Progress Institute helped us drive the conversation around #DiaperNeed on social media. The effort not only brought in hundreds of donations of diapers, baby wipes, and children’s socks and underwear, but caused people in the community to reach out to us about volunteering, donating, and organizing their own events to support Project Undercover. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support and engagement from everyone who helped make Diaper Need Awareness Week so successful in Rhode Island (and nationwide). We look forward to an even bigger and more exciting effort next year. In the meantime, if you’d like to organize your own diaper drive, find out how easy it is here.