Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday

Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday

Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday

National Drug Take-Back Day is set for this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Fairfax City Police Department, 3730 Blenheim Blvd., in Fairfax. People may drop off their unused or expired medications; however, Epipens and needles will not be accepted.

Fairfax City Diaper Drive, Nov. 6-17

The City of Fairfax Commission for Women is holding a diaper drive, Nov. 6-17, collecting new, unopened packages of diapers of all sizes at two drop-off locations:

* Fairfax City Hall Atrium, 10455 Armstrong St., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

* Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Blenheim Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

In addition, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m., Commission for Women members will be at City Hall accepting cash donations for the drive.

The need for disposable diapers is acute. According to the nonprofit National Diaper Bank Network, a healthy infant wears as many as 12 diapers/day, nearly half of all local families struggle with diaper insecurity, and government safety-net programs like WIC and SNAP do not cover the cost of diapers. Furthermore, working parents miss, on average, more than five days of work/month because they lack enough diapers to send their children to school or daycare.