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Mayor Chris Beutler is encouraging the public to support the Walmart Diaper Drive to help Lincoln families this weekend, Oct. 13-14. The donated diapers will be used by participants in two programs of the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) -- the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program and the Healthy Families America home visitation program.

Diapers can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at all four Walmart locations: 4701 N. 27th St., 3400 N. 85th St., 8700 Andermatt Dr. and 2500 Jamie Lane.

StarTran buses will be parked near the store entrances to collect the diapers. The agencies have a special need for larger diapers, sizes 3 and above.

The first drive last year brought in nearly 45,000 diapers (1,205 packs) and 914 packages of wipes -- enough to provide 150 children with 10 diapers each day for a month.

The WIC program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, community referrals and other services to low-income pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding moms as well as children up to age 5. The Healthy Families America program provides home visitors who help families improve their health status and learn about pregnancy, infant care, postpartum care and breastfeeding.

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