Diaper Drive for Hospital del Niño to Take Place on Saturday, April 25th at Panama City Supermarkets

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Volunteers from several Panama City Kiwanis Clubs will be collecting donations of children’s diapers outside several of Panama’s Panama City Riba Smiths, El Reys, and Super 99s in Panama City on Saturday, April 25th from 9am-4pm to donate to the Hospital del Niño. Volunteers will have carts outside of the supermarkets to collect new, unopened packages of diapers that shoppers can donate after shopping in the stores. 

Hospital del Niño is the public hospital in Panama that serves many of the country’s poor children. While they do have a budget for diapers, it is not enough to cover all of their needs, especially at their clinic, where if they have the supplies, they like to give the mothers a bag of diapers to take home with them. Many of these mothers cannot afford diapers otherwise. The hospital and clinic need a supply of 20,000 donated diapers a month to meet their current need. This diaper drive, which is held annually to celebrate Kiwanis Day, helps to go a long way to meet this need.

Diapers will be collected outside of the following stores:

RIBA SMITH BELLA VISTA,
RIBA SMITH TRANSISTMICA,
RIBA SMITH COSTA DEL ESTE
 
SUPER 99 PUNTA PACIFICA
SUPER 99 CONDADO DEL REY
SUPER 99 COSTA DEL ESTE
 
EL REY, CALLE 50 SAN FRANCISCO
EL REY (super store) CENTENNIAL PLAZA, CONDADO DEL REY

I will be at Riba Smith’s Transmistica location all day doing collection at that location. I hope to see some of you there. If you were planning to do your grocery shopping in the city this weekend, Saturday would be a great time to do it and pick up a package of diapers while you there to support a great cause. 

 

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One Comment

  1. Hi Michael,
    Was wondering if there’s a way for someone here in the States to donate to this cause? I’m a retired RN, and ex Pediatric nurse. When visiting in Panama in 2006, we went by here, trying to figure out a way to go in to take a peak!

    Anyway, would love to donate to help them out.
    Thank you,
    Rose

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