Westfield State University students launch campaign to raise money for Square One’s diaper bank

WESTFIELD, Mass.—Westfield State University Advanced Public Relations students are launching a campaign, Dunkin for Diapers, to raise money and awareness for Square One’s diaper bank. The campaign will create awareness and collect donations for the organization’s diaper bank which provides diapers and wipes to 1,200 families annually throughout the Pioneer Valley. 

The students are hosting two events featuring games and raffles with prizes including a JBL speaker, a Stanley cup, and a Yeti cup 

  • Saturday, April 22nd, 11 am to 5 pm, outside of Target, Holyoke Mall, Holyoke, MA 
  • Tuesday, April 25th, 10 am to 2 pm, outside Dunkin’ Donuts, Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave. Westfield, MA 

    The Instagram-based public awareness campaign will take place via the handle @dunkinfordiaperssquareone and use the hashtags #dunkin4diapers and #squareonediapers 

    Square One is a nonprofit organization based in Springfield, MA, that provides a range of family-friendly education and support services to local families. Their focus is on providing opportunities for children and families to build the foundation for lifelong learning, to make smart choices, and to grow strong cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically. 

    Square One is committed to ensuring that children and families have the opportunity to succeed at school, at work, and in life by providing educational programs, family support services, health and fitness resources, and a voice in the community. At the core of everything they do is their belief, confirmed by research, that children who begin learning early become better learners for life. 

    “Families in our region continue to be challenged by the high cost of basic essentials, including diapers for their little ones,” says Kristine Allard, Vice President of Development & Communication for Square One. “We are so grateful to the students and staff at Westfield State for recognizing this tremendous need, and for taking action to help us support our region's children and families.” 

“This Westfield State Communication Department course partners with a local non-profit each semester to help the community through its civic engagement program,” said Westfield State Adjunct Professor of Communication Suzanne Boniface. “These public relations students use the skills they have acquired from their studies and gain practical experience for their future

careers.” She added that her students’ campaign will awareness of the diaper bank program and will help fund expenses for diapers. 

 Donations to this campaign can be made by Venmo @dunkin4diapers 

If you have questions or want to learn more about the campaign, email Professor Boniface at sboniface@westfield.ma.edu. 

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barriers to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vitalcommunity of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information, visit www.westfield.ma.edu, www.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity. 

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