This fall, Assemblymember Liz Ortega teamed up with the Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Alameda County to organize a first-ever Diaper Drive and Legislative Update for Working Families in Alameda County. Local 1245 answered the call by contributing over 600 diapers to the drive.
With the rising cost of living in our state and especially in Alameda County, many families are struggling―especially working parents of small children. One in three families struggle with diaper needs. Because safety net programs don’t recognize diapers as a basic need, families cannot use food stamps to purchase them. Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can’t leave their babies in childcare, and most centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers. That’s why our Local stepped up to support the Alameda County child care service provider 4Cs.
IBEW 1245 is glad to give back to the community by supporting working parents and helping their babies grow and thrive.
–Al Fortier, IBEW 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager