Weyerhaeuser donates 51,000 diapers to CAP

A Weyerhaeuser Co. charity drive has just helped low-income families with one of life’s essentials: diapers.

Between Feb. 19 and March 8, a companywide drive collected about 630,000 diapers in the U.S. and Canada, and nearly 51,000 were collected by the company’s Longview-based employees, vendors and contractors, according to Lower Columbia CAP and the company.

The locally collected diapers were delivered to Help Warehouse, a CAP program, and redistributed to the Emergency Support Shelter, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Center, Community House, Cowlitz Tribe and Head Start program.

This is the second year Weyerhaeuser has undertaken a diaper drive. To encourage participation, the sites held a competition.

Employees at North Pacific Paper division collected 30,145 diapers. The Longview Timberlands and Longview Liquid Packaging divisions collected 20,694, according to CAP.

The Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce also helped promote the diaper drive among its members.

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