Dee Physical Therapy, located in South Burlington, Shelburne, and Hinesburg, Vermont, has been collecting diapers to donate to the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) for the past eight years.
The Dee PT Great Diaper Drive is a growing effort that began in 2007 when Jason Fitzgerald, our Clinical Coordinator, met with the staff at COTS and realized the unmet demand and abundant cost of disposable diapers. Jason and Dee PT have collected diapers annually around the holiday season for families in need who are temporarily living in COTS shelters. Throughout the years, we at Dee Physical Therapy have been able to collect more than 160,000 diapers for COTS families. This year we are making every effort to increase community involvement and support from individuals and organizations statewide. This is where you come into play!
We are proud to announce The Dee PT Great Diaper Drive 2015! This will mark our ninth year collecting diapers to benefit COTS families, with our goal being 40,000 diapers! Donations will be accepted October 19th through December 22nd. In the past we have had donations from local companies such as Healthy Living and Seventh Generation, as well as from patients, coworkers, political figures, and neighbors. With your participation, we hope to exceed last year’s goal of 32,000 diapers.
We would greatly appreciate if you would consider participating in this wonderful event! Diapers can be dropped off at any of our three locations. If the drop-off sites are inconvenient, we are willing to travel to you to pick up collected diapers.
Our three drop off sites are as follows:
Dee Physical Therapy at 23 San Remo Dr., South Burlington
Dee Physical Therapy at the Field House, 166 Athletic Dr., Shelburne
Dee Physical Therapy at 52 Farmall Drive, Hinesburg
Diapers can be dropped off between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fridays.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (802)865-0010, or email Jason at [email protected]
Go to our special Diaper Drive facebook page, ‘Dee PT Great Diaper Drive’ and check out our progress!
“Your donation helps families save so that they can move from shelters back to living independently.”
– Jason Fitzgerald
For those of you that can’t get to the store or to any of our drop off sites, we now have a GoFundMe page! All donations taken at https://www.gofundme.com/ns8h5pf8 will be used to purchase diapers to be added to our growing pile!