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Hundreds to Benefit From Oxford Diaper Drive

Town employees and citizens donate generously to a positive cause.

Meghan Tarby of Connecticut Partnership for Children Inc., collects hundreds of diapers donated at Oxford Town Hall during a drive organized by town hall employee Kelly Weymer, center, seen here with Selectman Jeff Haney. Contributed photo
Meghan Tarby of Connecticut Partnership for Children Inc., collects hundreds of diapers donated at Oxford Town Hall during a drive organized by town hall employee Kelly Weymer, center, seen here with Selectman Jeff Haney. Contributed photo
A month-long diaper drive in Oxford netted hundreds of diapers and boxes of wipes for low income children throughout Connecticut.

The drive was organized by Oxford Town Hall employee Kelly Weymer and will help parents of children aged 1 month to 2 years. Weymer turned over the diapers and wipes to Meghan Tarby, executive director and social worker for the Seymour-based Connecticut Partnership for Children Inc. Many of the diapers were donated by the community and the newly formed Womens Club of Oxford Greens, which was organized by Rosemary Samuelson, president.

Tarby was extremely thankful for all of the donations and personally thanked Weymer and the womens club. She said that if anyone would like to do a diaper/wipe drive they can contact her at (203) 881-1804. Tarby said the diapers will go to several clients in Oxford and the Valley and to anyone else needing them.

“No one is turned away,’’ said Tarby, an Oxford native.

First Selectman George Temple said the town will continue to collect items throughout the year to help those in need. There will be a box in the foyer of town hall for anyone wanting to give.  For more information about the program visit the organization on its website at www.ctpfc.org.

The above news release comes from Joanne Pelton, administrative aide to First Selectman George Temple. 

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