From the Bottom Up, It Takes a Village

There’s an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That applies to a community diaper pantry, too. When First5’s From the Bottom Up Diaper Pantry needed a home, Milroy Elementary School (MES) was gracious to offer up space. This worked perfectly with the Milroy Community Food Pantry also on-site. Packs of diapers with wipes, a children’s book, and resources for adults are available to anyone in need at all Rush County food pantries during normal operating hours.


With increased enrollment at MES, the space is needed by the school. Packing took place on the last day of classes with RCCF staff & volunteers and 6th grade students working together. They loaded a trailer loaned by the Marlatt Family’s 1st Choice Seeds. RCCF board member, Laura Ash and her husband, Rob, donated short-term storage space.


Now where to go?


Members of the RCHS football team lend a hand.

Enter St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. They generously offered two rooms that were used for storing a few holiday decorations. Add the muscle power of a few players from Coach Sliger’s football team plus staff and volunteers and everything was moved within a couple of hours. This new centralized location will work so well!


Our sincere thanks to Milroy Elementary Principal, Lisa Wilson and MES 6th graders, Mindy Vogel, 1st Choice Seeds, Arika Marlatt, Rob and Laura Ash, the staff and board of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, and RCHS Football Coach Isaac Sliger and his team! We are grateful to our village for making this move go so smoothly.


Thanks to Milroy Elementary’s 6th graders for helping out!

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