- Last Updated on Saturday, 30 June 2018 17:42
The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in Elizabeth is answering the call to serve in a unique way.
Transfiguration Church has started The Diaper Pantry, an outreach ministry that will provide disposable diapers to residents of Elizabeth Boro and Elizabeth Township who are on WIC or SNAP.
Carolyn Hay, the chair of the Diaper Pantry states “Statistics indicate that one in three families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children. Funds through SNAP and WIC programs cannot be spent on diapers. We would like to help ensure that more children in our community have an adequate supply of diapers to help keep them healthy and happy.”
Transfiguration Church relocated to Elizabeth three years ago after purchasing and then remodeling the former police station. An Outreach Committee was formed to serve by "Spreading the love of Christ to our community". The Diaper Pantry is the inaugural ministry of the Committee.
Those wishing to register for the program can do that at Transfiguration Church, 206 Third Avenue in Elizabeth. Please check their website for designated registration hours. Proof of residency, WIC or SNAP identification and the birth certificate of each child is required for registration. The ministry hopes to serve 50 families. Diapers will be distributed the third Saturday of each month to those registered.
For more information about The Diaper Pantry, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the church's Facebook page "Anglican Church of the Transfiguration" to get updates on the Diaper Pantry and to learn about their other ministries and services.