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Diaper Drop Brings in a Big Load for United Way Agency

Diaper Drop Brings in a Big Load for United Way Agency

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Brenda Maddox, project manager, Pratt & Whitney Facilities & Services, knows all too well how important it is to have all the right supplies for a baby, as she herself is a mother of two: Tyler, her adult son, who also works on campus, and three-year-old Desi. Maddox chairs the West Palm Beach Employee Volunteer Organization and led the team for the Diaper Drop drive for the second consecutive year to help support Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies and their initiative to collect baby supplies for mothers in the local area.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. is a United Way non-profit agency which provides education, guidance and support for mothers who are expecting. The Diaper Drop provides local at-risk mothers with essential "baby basic" items to help ensure a healthy start for their babies.

"One out of three families struggle to buy diapers for their babies," Maddox said. "By collecting items from our generous employees, we can help provide baby supplies for families who need them the most." The Employee Volunteer Organization team collected the baby supplies in bins located throughout the campus and delivered them to the agency for distribution.

The West Palm Beach Employee Volunteer Organization is comprised of employees from Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky Aircraft, Aerojet Rocketdyne and contractors who work at the West Palm Beach facility. The Employee Volunteer Organization meets monthly and supports local community non-profit organizations in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.

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The West Palm Beach Employee Volunteer Organization Diaper Drop team, led by Brenda Maddox with son Tyler Mitchell, are joined by fellow campus employees loading collection items for delivery to Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. Pictured from left to right: Doug Rhoads, Rachel Weinberg, Brenda Maddox, Tyler Mitchell, Susanna Hobson, Annie Donnelly, Ron Boscaljon and Craig Smith.