Former McHenry pastor the Rev. Jim Swarthout secured the donation from the president of Huggies-maker Kimberly-Clark. Three years ago, Swarthout founded the first diaper bank partnership in Illinois at St. Paul Episcopal Church in McHenry and ran it food-bank style.
“It was tremendously exciting,” Swarthout said. “I just delight in getting people to work together and that has always been my mission – to align people to work together.”
The generous donation of diapers comes from the Kimberly-Clark Huggies brand as part of the Every Little Bottom diaper bank program. Swarthout, whose relationships have connected faith-based churches and corporate sponsors, was surprised by such a large corporate donation.