For almost ten years now a small not-for-profit has been serving as a sort of “supply bank” for local social service agencies in the region.
Workers cut the ribbon Monday morning for the new location on Southern Boulevard in Boardman for Project MKC, which had been known as “Making Kids Count.”
It provides diapers and other children’s items to close to 40-local community and social service centers between Ashtabula and Columbiana counties, which then distributes to local families in need across the region.
“We like to think of this as filling gaps in other social service agencies. So diapers is definitely one of those gaps, it’s not something they would be able to provide for their clients, but it’s definitely something that their clients need,” said Colleen Eisenbraun, of Project MKC.
Project MKC first started back in 2010, supplying about 3,000 diapers a month.
Now workers distribute about 34,000 diapers, buying the supplies they need through donations and grants as well as local fundraising efforts.