Students in Grain Valley are rounding up as many packages of diapers as they can and will send them to Texas as part of relief after Hurricane Harvey.
That includes accepting a package of diapers for admission to tonight’s Grain Valley High School football game. The Eagles play host to the Center Yellowjackets at 7 p.m. Center High School has been promoting the diaper drive as well.
The diapers in greatest need are larger sizes, pullups and those for adults.
Senior Brian Jones is in the National Honor Society at Grain Valley High School. He said students were looking for a practical way to help after Harvey devastated Texas.
“Every year every National Honor Society member is required to do their own personal service project,” he said.
This is a big project, so Jones and Caleb McCain, also in the National Honor Society, have teamed up.
“We’re excited about doing it,” Jones said.
The effort, involving all five schools in the Grain Valley School District, runs through Sept. 17.
It also includes having a float Saturday afternoon in the parade that’s part of the annual Grain Valley Fair today and Saturday. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. at the high school, runs through downtown and circles back to the high school.
Diapers also can be dropped off at a bin at Grain Valley Market.
The youth are working through an established service agency, planning to deliver the diapers to the Texas Diaper Bank, a 501(c)3 that organizers here describe as the only organization in Texas with the specific job of supplying diapers after natural disasters.
Donations can be in diapers or cash. Make out checks to the Texas Diaper Bank.