During April 2015 Hope Pregnancy Care Center had 42 people come to the center for assistance. Six were brand new clients with the balance being clients who have utilized us more than once. Three came for a pregnancy test. All three were negative tests. 1 person received maternity clothes, 6 received baby clothes, 4 received furnishings, 1 received baby toys, 1 received baby food and 13 received some baby wipes. The majority of people seeking assistance came through our diaper ministry services. We were able to give out 1,876 diapers this month. We gave out 120 new born diapers, 35 size 1, 708 size 2, 708 size 3, 477 size 4, 510 size 5 and 26 size 6.
The Diaper Bank of NC – Greater Triad continues to supply most of our diaper needs. They are changing the way they package their diapers sent this message to us recently. “….in our efforts to be consistent with the other diaper bank branches, we are transitioning to packs of 25 for all sizes. Currently we are giving packs of 25 for sizes 4 and 5, but the smaller sizes are still in packs of 30 until we run out of our current supply of packs. Size 6s and pull-ups are wrapped in packs of 10 (due to the expense of these diapers and also since babies this size are often potty training and usually use less diapers per day at this stage anyway). We continue to give out diapers in larger package sizes until they run out. (This is especially true of size 3’s.) When those are completely passed out we’ll give our clients the packages as per the Diaper Bank and decide on a case by case basis on what the needs are.
Our new volunteers have opted to operate Hope for us on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. Until 12:30 a.m. There are eight or nine folks that will pair up and operate Hope for us on Saturday. The summer hours will start on June 1 and consist of: Monday- 9 am – 12:30 pm, Thursday 2 pm – 6 pm and our new Saturday hours of 9 am – 12:30 pm. Note that we will not be open on Tuesday at least through the summer.