Heartland students launch diaper drive

The Early Childhood class at Heartland Career Center is hosting a diaper drive for the LIFE Center of Wabash which is a corporation that provides resources for mothers and children in need.

For Early Childhood students Erica Bennet and Addie Parzych, doing this diaper drive for their community service project was a no brainer.

“We just want to help out in the community,” said Parzych, a junior from Wabash High School. “The average baby uses 2,500 diapers in a year and that gets expensive, and we know a lot of people can’t afford them.”

Bennet, a senior at Manchester High School saw the LIFE center a good cause and said that the project tied in well with their program because they work with kids.

Bennet and Parzych, along with other students in the Early Childhood Program at Heartland learn the ropes of working with children in an education setting by running an actual pre-school out of their classroom.

Their instructor, Rachel Higgins teaches them how to make lesson plans, provides them with themes and then assists them in running the preschool.

“I encourage the students to do a community service project that goes along with the age group they work with,” she told The Paper of Wabash County.

The students hope to be successful in their project by collecting as many diapers as they can. They even challenged students in other Heartland classes to bring in diapers in an effort to win an ice cream party.

To support the efforts of this project, drop off opened or unopened packages of diapers at the front office of Heartland Career Center.

To learn more about the Heartland Career Center, the Early Childhood program, or to enroll your child in the pre-school, visit online, or call the career center at 260-563-7481.

Posted on 2020 Feb 04