Shamrocks and Diapers? Race Collects Donations for Families in Need - NBC Connecticut

Shamrocks and Diapers? Race Collects Donations for Families in Need

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    Shamrock & Roll 5K Raises Funds for Families in Need

    This annual event supports the Diaper Bank, a local organization that collects diapers for families in need. (Published Sunday, March 4, 2018)

    Did you know diapers can cost a family more than $100 per month? One Connecticut group is trying to lighten that financial burden for families in need, and they’ve found a fun way to do it.

    Around 2,500 runners gathered at the starting line for the Shamrock and Roll 5K in New Haven Sunday. This annual event supports the Diaper Bank, a local organization that collects diapers for families in need.

    An anonymous donor will match the number of diapers donated on race day. Organizers were originally shooting for 30,000 diapers, but as of 10 a.m. between race day donations and that anonymous donor, the total was closer to 100,000 diapers.

    Organizers say this is one of the largest winter road races held in Connecticut.

    For more information on the Diaper Bank, click here.

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