Friday, July 12, 2024

Toledo teenagers maintain diaper drive


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – A local after-school program helps young people become first-generation college students while improving the community.

The Impact program teaches kids about post-high school options, but they also learn so much more.

“It taught me to respect others and it taught me to say more because I used to have trouble talking to others,” says 14-year-old Juwan McMullin-Bey, impact student.

The children can get homework help and go on college tours. They are also assigned a charitable project each month. This month the youngsters decided to create their own project, a diaper ride for the Salvation Army’s diaper bank.

“We wanted to do the diaper ride to help the families who need diapers for their families because they couldn’t afford it,” says McMullin-Bey.

β€œIt’s so important for kids to know that they have a voice and that no matter how old you are, you can make a difference at this young age,” said Tyrone Cleveland, founder and CEO of Impact Program.

You can drop off diapers at FAMED Studios at 2610 W. Central Avenue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 7pm. You can also send a donation to the program’s cash app using $ IMPACT419.

The fundraiser runs until March 17th.

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