ABC12 Diaper Drive grand total: $101,892.33

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BURTON (WJRT) - FINAL UPDATE: (05/05/17) - The grand total from the 2017 ABC12 Diaper Drive is $101,892.33.

Thank you, Mid-Michigan!


(05/03/17) - When families can’t afford diapers, they are faced with a choice between buying diapers and paying for food, rent or utilities like heat. That’s a choice no parent should ever face.

Right now, one in three families in our community is struggling to afford diapers and few resources exist to help them. Because state and federal assistance cannot be used to buy diapers, many of these children are forced to stay in diapers for days at a time - increasing the risk of diaper rash, infections, neglect and even child abuse.

You can make a difference during our ninth annual ABC12 Elga Credit Union Diaper Drive on Friday, May 5. Every penny raised goes to The Flint Diaper Bank – a nonprofit founded by Phil Shaltz and our own Angie Hendershot.

Each dollar that is donated will buy 8 diapers at cost to help families right here in our own community. Diapers are also being collected for distribution.

Join us in making a difference for these families and their babies on Friday, May 5. We'll be taking your donations from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Elga Credit Union on Center Road in Burton.

One donation at a time, you can help change babies.


(04/01/17) - This month, when you walk into your dentist's office, you may see something a little unusual - a giant scene from frozen, an igloo or even a tooth fairy.

All these creations have something in common - they are designed to help make a life-changing difference to Genesee County's youngest patients.

There are diaper donation sites throughout Genesee County.

To vote for your favorite diaper creation, click the link in the ‘Related Links’ section of this story. You have two weeks to pick a favorite and cast your ballot.

A list of all participating dentists is below:

Drs. Traci Dantzler and Ray Gist
Dr. Patty McGarry
Dr. Alan Klein's Sheppy Dog Fund
Dr. Steven Taft
Dr. Sam Frydenlund
Dr. Julianna Hukill
Dr. Luis Perez
Drs. Mike Frey and Bobby Lesneski
Drs. Jay Werschky and Jori Lewis
Dr. Linda Park
Dr. Martin Werschky
Drs. Scott Mortimer and Alan Mortimer
Dr. Sarah Paxton
Dr. Matt Turchi
Drs. Lori Thomas, Tim Vanitvelt, and Richard Halliday
Dr. Niman Shukairy
Dr. Doug Schneck
Dr. Steve Sulfaro
Dr. Lisa Wendling
Dental Creations
Dr. Patty McGarry
Dr. Luis Perez
Dr. Niman Shukairy (Flushing Family Dentistry)
Dr. Steven Taft
Dr. Sam Frydenlund
Dr. Julianna Hukill (Premier Oral Surgery and Implants)
Dr. Martin Werschky
Dr. Linda Park
Drs. David Shorez and Jennifer Shorez (Flushing Dental Care)
Dr. Steve Sulfaro (Sulfaro Family Dentistry)
Dr. Lisa Wendling (Wendling Orthodontics)
Drs. Jay Werschky and Jori Lewis (Werschky & Lewis Family Dentistry)


Dimes for Diapers is an extension of the ABC12 Diaper Drive to help build awareness and raise donations for the growing need in our community. For rules, the participation form or to read Angie's letter request to educators, please click the documents in the 'Related Documents' section of this story.

Dimes for Diapers Sponsors:

Atherton Elementary
Holy Rosary Catholic
Morrish Elementary
Myers Elementary
North Rd Elementary
Richfield Academy
South Bendle Elementary
St Robert Catholic
St Mary School
Thompson Elementary
State Rd Elementary
Holy Family School
St John Vianney
GISD - Erwin L. Davis ED Ctr.
Gaines Elementary
Reid Elementary Goodrich
Montague Elementary School
St. John the Evangelist
Reid Elementary Grand Blanc
West Bendle
Bendle Middle School
Bendle High School
South Bendle

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