Sept. 27: Mayor Joyce Craig makes room for Merchants Auto Diaper Drive Collection

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When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: City Hall, Manchester, 908 Elm Street

What: Mayor Joyce Craig declared the week of September 23-29, 2019 as Diaper Need Awareness Week in the City of Manchester. A Merchants Auto van will park in the Mayor’s parking spot to be stuffed with diapers to stock the new Diaper Pantry in Manchester.

Why: New Hampshire has two official diaper banks, Pittsfield and Rochester. There is no place locally for Manchester area families to go to if they cannot afford necessary diapers which can cost more than $80 per month. This month-long diaper drive is launched by Amoskeag Health (formerly Manchester Community Health Center) to establish a Diaper Pantry. It will be located at Makeover Ministry, 40 Ronald Road, Manchester, where families, referred by any agency, may receive an immediate supply of diapers. The Diaper Pantry will officially open on Saturday, October 5.

Who: Amoskeag Health, Office of the Mayor, Merchants Auto, Makeover Ministry

Amoskeag Health is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Founded in 1980, The Dr. Selma Deitch Center for Children & Teens, formerly Child Health Services, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children. Through all its programs, Amoskeag Health serves nearly 18,000 active patients at four locations in Manchester. For more information visit

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