SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The 6th annual Stuff the Stroller drive continued Tuesday, April 30, at the Southern Hills HyVee in Sioux City.
It was a great day of collecting donations of essential baby items for all of the families the Crittenton Center serves.
Daniella Haas connected with the Crittenton Center when she first moved to Sioux City nearly 10 years ago.
“I was 19 and I had a 4, a 2 and a 6-week-old. Just being that young, the struggles just come with it. You’ve got to learn how to take care of all of that,” Haas said.
She says the Crittenton Center was there to support her every step of the way.
“They helped me with Christmas, during different holidays. If things were donated, they would ask, hey do you need any extra diapers and extra wipes,” she said.
All of her kids, including her newest addition, have attended the Crittenton Center’s Early Childhood Center.
“I don’t know what I would do if I wouldn’t be able to work or find even childcare,” Haas said.
“These are really hard-working people who really need the help,” Crittenton Center Executive Director Marian Burnett said. “And I thank the community for helping them out.”
So many Siouxland shoppers are supporting the Crittenton Center and its mission of helping families.
Dr. Hannah Dewald with our partners at Siouxland OBGYN went on another $200 shopping spree at the Southern Hills Hy-Vee, helping to kick off what was an incredible evening of donations.
“It’s just overwhelming the people that respond to the need and are just very much interested in helping these families,” Burnett said.
“That one pack of diapers goes a long way,” Haas said. “That one pack of wipes or a bottle goes a long way for somebody who is struggling or someone who doesn’t have that and needs it and doesn’t want to ask.”
On that Tuesday night, the donations overfilled 5 carts.
There’s just one more Stuff the Stroller drive. It will happen next week, May 7, at the Hy-Vee on Hamilton Boulevard in Sioux City.