Thousands of diapers donated in Vestal

By Megan Carpenter

October 18, 2013 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 6:28 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) A local car dealership takes on the diaper shortage that's sweeping the United States.

Miller Auto Team is asking everyone drop by and drop off as many diapers as they can.

The Miller family said they've had almost 3000 diapers donated as of Friday.

The diaper drive is going on all month long and the goal is to reach up to ten thousand by the end of October.

The drop off locations are at both the Miller Honda and Miller Hyundai showrooms in Vestal.

All donations will go to Catholic Charities as well as Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network.

The director of Mothers and Babies, Sharon Chesna, said that the drive couldn't have come at a more perfect time and almost all of the diapers and baby wipes they got after the last flood have been given to families in need.

"We're down to a very small supply and with the government grants we get we don't have the resources to go out and purchase them," said Chesna."Our agency frequently gets calls from families who are looking for diapers so it's fabulous for us to have donations and the generosity from organizations like Miller."

She added that that the reason for the shortage is simply because diapers are expensive and even people who have the help of programs like SNAP still are often unable to stretch their resources far enough.