CRESTON — Southwestern Community College’s Early Childhood and Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is looking for donations of disposable diapers and wipes during the month of October. PAT is offering an incentive program to families targeting children ages three and under. Families can earn points for diapers, wipes, formula, and various safety items.
Diaper donations may be dropped off at the following locations in Creston beginning October 1: Hy-Vee, Fareway, Creston High School, Iowa State Savings Bank—uptown or branch locations, or the SWCC adult and continuing education offices. In Adair County, donations may be dropped off at the Greenfield Fitness Center, the Fontanelle Library, or the Adair Boys and Girls Club.
The PAT program provides parent education and family support to families from birth until the child enters kindergarten, usually at age five. With the program, parents are provided with support and guidance from Parents as Teachers-certified parent educators through fun activities, family fun nights, and personal interaction.
For more information related to the PAT Program, please contact Terry Wangberg, SWCC early childhood director, in SWCC’s adult and continuing education department at (641) 782-1308 or contact the PAT Program directly at (641) 782-2888.