Women's Hoops to Hold Diaper Drive to Benefit Homeward Bound Friday Night

Jan. 5, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State women's basketball team will hold a Baby Diaper Drive to benefit Homeward Bound during its game against eighth-ranked Stanford Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Fans who bring diapers, baby wipes or formula to donate will receive free admission to the game that night. Collection bins will be available on the concourse level at the entrances of Wells Fargo Arena.

Items donated will be given to Homeward Bound, a program which helps homeless and domestic violence families with children throughout Maricopa County. ASU's collection is part of the sixth annual Baby Diaper Drive. This year's goal is to collect 50,000 diapers and $50,000.

Many of the families served by Homeward Bound earn low wages and struggle to cover the essentials of diapers, wipes and baby formula. The Baby Diaper Drive fills the gap by collecting months of supplies for those families.

Homeward Bound is a 12- to 24-month program that provides comprehensive services to assist families achieve economic independence, secure long-term safe, decent, affordable housing and break multi-generational cycles of homelessness, welfare dependence and domestic violence. For families completing the program, there is a 95 percent success rate.

Winners of their last 10 home games and 23 of their last 25, the Sun Devils take on the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal at 6:30 p.m. Friday night and wrap up a \ three-game homestand at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon against the California Golden Bears.

For more information, call the women's basketball office at 480-965-6086 or visit www.babydrive.org.

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