Several community drives taking place this week in Colorado Springs

Posted at 8:48 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 11:04:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — There are several community drives taking place this week to help support local families, according to Pikes Peak United Way.

On Monday, there is a community diaper drive happening at the Mount Carmel Center where you can drop off diapers, wipes, baby formula, PediaSure, and baby food.

They're taking those donations every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is also a "Help Keep Child Care Open" drive at the Early Connections Learning Centers located at 104 E. Rio Grande St. through this Friday. They are accepting cleaning supplies, gloves and toilet paper from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lastly, a drive on Saturday is benefiting Mercy’s Gate and Crossfire Ministries. The Academy Christian Church Drive-by Food drive is taking donations from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. They are needing the following items:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Bar Soap
  • Powdered Laundry Soap
  • Milk (shelf-stable)
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Canned Meats
  • Chunky Soups/Meals
  • Canned Veggies/Fruits
  • Pasta/Sauce
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Mac & Cheese

If you can't make it, there are plenty of ways to pitch in and help the community. There are families in Colorado Springs that are without food, childcare, and other essential needs because of the COVID-19 crisis.

If you are looking for a way to help the community during the coronavirus pandemic, News5 has come up with a list of places that you can volunteer and help support those in need. Click here to view our full list.

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