KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan) yesterday announced the fifth charity to be selected in the Egan $100k Community Giveaway. The company awarded St. Luke’s Diaper Bank with a $10,000 donation. Egan is celebrating its 100th year in business with donations to West Michigan charities totaling $100,000 in 2019.
St. Luke’s Diaper Bank works to provide an adequate and reliable supply of diapers and baby wipes to caregivers and children experiencing diaper need in the Kalamazoo area. The organization provides a week’s supply of diapers and baby wipes to more than 400 families each month, distributing nearly 250,000 diapers annually.
“Unfortunately, there is a very high level of diaper need in the greater Kalamazoo region, and we run out of diapers within hours of shipments arriving,” says Kai Harris, Executive Director of St. Luke’s Diaper Bank. “We currently turn away more than 250 families each month, because we have run out of diapers. This donation will enable us to provide diapers to 111 additional families monthly, significantly reducing our unmet need.”
St. Luke’s Diaper Bank works in collaboration with other area non-profits to ensure that the most vulnerable families have access to the diapers. These organizations include Douglass Community Association, New Village Park, Ministry with Community and Michigan Works!. The non-profit’s mission is to ensure that every child has a supply of clean, dry diapers, which keeps children healthy, keeps caregivers working, allows young children to access early childhood education programs, and supports a positive parent-child bond.
“Egan received more than 200 applications from West Michigan charities for these $10,000 donations. St. Luke’s Diaper Bank stood out as an organization that is addressing so much more than a material need,” says Beth Jester, spokesperson for Egan. “It’s not just about diapers. They are improving the health of children in the community, bolstering the Kalamazoo economy, and ensuring the long-term success of the families they serve.”
For more information on St. Luke’s Diaper Bank, visit www.stlukesdiaperbank.org. Egan will continue to announce the area charities selected to receive a $10,000 donation each month through November. Recipients will be listed at www.Egan100.com, as well as on the company’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram pages. For more information on the Egan $100k Community Giveaway, visit www.Egan100.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.