A Very Generous Birthday Girl

A very generous eight-year-old girl named Mary Claire recently stopped by the diaper bank to volunteer and brought with her something amazing: a huge stash of over 1,800 diapers that she collected in lieu of gifts at her recent birthday party.

We are amazed by Mary Claire's generosity and inspired by her focus on helping others at such a young age!

Of this selfless decision, Mary Claire's mother wrote:

Mary Claire knew that for her 8th birthday she didn’t want her friends to bring her gifts. After some discussion and knowing how much Mary Claire LOVES babies, she decided to ask her friends to bring diapers that she could donate to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank. The icing on the cake was that she and her family came down to deliver the diapers and spend an afternoon helping to count and assemble diapers for distribution. Below is a picture of Mary Claire with the diapers from her 8th birthday party. She was so honored to be able to donate the diapers and have time to serve at the St. Louis Diaper Bank.

Wow! Thank you to Mary Claire and her family for collecting diapers and visiting us to volunteer. We at the diaper bank are truly humbled by this sweet and selfless gift.