Giving Tuesday: Spain Family celebrates giving through Holiday Diaper Drive

Reinforcing a strong commitment to serving others, Rep. Ryan Spain was joined by daughters Vivienne and Eleanor in purchasing diapers to donate as a family as part of his annual Holiday Diaper Drive.

In its third year now, the Holiday Diaper Drive supplies thousands of diapers, wipes, and diaper rash creams to Food and Diaper Pantries throughout Central Illinois. Through direct donations to area pantries, the annual drive alerts the public to the need throughout the year for these, often expensive, items at their area pantries.

Assisting young families has been a family philanthropy for the Spains with Ryan and wife, Ashley, eagerly teaching their children about the joy of giving through events like the Holiday Diaper Drive, as well as Ashley Spain’s co-chairing of the Crittenton Center’s first Baby Brunch earlier this year, which helped secure diaper and supplies donations for the Crisis Nursery during the Spring.

“We are blessed to live in a community that is so giving with their time, talents, and resources. This is one small way to help families in need during the Holiday Season,” said Rep. Ryan Spain.

Donations to the Holiday Diaper Drive will run from November 1 through December 9.  Donors may drop off or ship unopened packages of diapers (all infant and toddler sizes and brands welcome), baby wipes, and diaper rash cream to State Representative Ryan Spain’s Peoria District Office (located at Illinois Central College North Campus, Arbor Hall, Suite B, 5407 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61614).  Diapers will be donated to local food pantries and diaper pantries throughout the 73rd Legislative District to help those in need this Holiday Season.