Pittsburgh, PA – Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist donated $7,200 to the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank today to provide diapers prior to Christmas to children from families at low-income or the poverty level in our region.
“As a father, I know that some of the simple necessities of having a child can feel overwhelming financially,” said Hornqvist. “I am happy to be able to donate a supply of diapers to help ease some cost burden for families in the area – especially around the holidays.”
The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, affiliated with the National Diaper Bank Network, is a local nonprofit organization focused on supplying free diapers to pre-qualified families in five counties: Allegheny, Cambria, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland. In our region, one in three families struggles to provide clean diapers for their child.
“The generosity of Pittsburgh Penguin Patric Hornqvist is appreciated, especially during the winter when families have heating bills that reduce their budgets for diapers even more. Our efforts to break the cycle of poverty and continue our mission of helping to keep babies clean, healthy and dry are strengthened by concerned community leaders like Patric,” said Cathy Battle, executive director, Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank.
The mission of the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank is to ensure every baby is clean, healthy and dry through free diapers for families who cannot afford them. Organizations like the Diaper Bank help to ensure that every child in every community has the opportunity to thrive. To learn more, visit www.wpadiaperbank.org.