99.1 PLR’s long time partner in the annual Shamrock & Roll 5K Road Race, Connex Credit Union, made a record-setting donation of nearly 83,000 diapers to The Diaper Bank today at their North Haven Branch. Frank Mancini, president and CEO of Connex Credit Union joined Janet Stolfi Alfano, executive director of The Diaper Bank, Drew Carrano, 99.1 PLR Marketing Director, and Connex employees to load diapers into the trucks and vans.
The initial goal was 50,000 diapers. Community donations, combined with an internal competition, enabled Connex Credit Union to exceed their initial goal.
Connex’s involvement with The Diaper Bank stems from its partnership with 99.1 PLR in the Shamrock & Roll 5K Road Race, which will occur this Sunday morning in Downtown New Haven.
The Diaper Bank is a New Haven area based non-profit organization founded in 2004 to counteract the lack of public assistance poor and low-income families receive for purchasing diapers. The organization seeks to prevent the risk of health and parenting complications caused by limited access to diapers.
Runners in this Sunday’s 20th Annual Shamrock & Roll 5K are encouraged to bring diapers and drop them off at The Diaper Bank’s truck in front of Toad’s Place.