Marble Falls bank stepping up to keep babies’ bottoms bundled

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — As part of National Diaper Awareness Week (bet you didn’t know such a week even existed), Lone Star Capital Bank of Marble Falls is holding a diaper drive to benefit the Bluebonnet Trails Early Childhood Intervention’s diaper bank.

All the diapers, baby wipes and money collected during the drive, which lasts until Sept. 14, goes to provide diapers for clients of the Early Childhood Intervention program. The program serves families with children newborn through 36 months with developmental delays or medically fragile conditions.

In August, Cathy Lemlyn, the director of the Blue Bonnet Trails EIC program, realized many of the families who qualified for her service faced financial hardships when it came to buying diapers, so she created the diaper bank. Along with holding a diaper collection and drive in August (she endured two days of standing in 100-degree temperatures), Lemlyn has been sharing the needs of these families with local businesses and organizations.

Lemlyn said officials with the Lone Star Capital Bank in Marble Falls have offered to hold a diaper drive each quarter of the year.

People can drop off diapers at the bank, 1001 RR 1431, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

“It’s great to see the community getting behind this effort,” she said. “There is such a tremendous need for a diaper bank.”

Along with local support, the National Diaper Bank Network has picked up the Bluebonnet EIC diaper bank as a recognized bank and affiliate.

If you miss the Lone Star Capital Bank drive, you can contact Lemlyn at (512) 755-0522 or catherine.lemlyn@bbtrails.org to make a donation or for more information.

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