FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2019
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke
Kimberly Clark Recognized at Diaper Bank Repack
MADISON – Representative Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) joined area legislators and Kimberly Clark officials at a Fox Cities Diaper Bank Repack Event today as a part of National Diaper Need Awareness Week, where Rep. Steineke and State Senator Roger Roth (R-Appleton) presented Kimberly Clark with a state citation for its charitable work in the area.
Kimberly Clark has played a crucial role in raising awareness for diaper need in northeast Wisconsin, beginning with the creation of the Fox Cities Diaper Bank. Following the Every Little Bottom study, commissioned by Kimberly Clark and finding that a third of American families struggle with not having enough diapers for their baby, they worked with the United Way Fox Cities to create the diaper bank.
Kimberly Clark and the Fox Cities Diaper Bank held the repack event today, with volunteers tasked with repacking purchased and donated diapers into standard packs to distribute to families in need.
“Kimberly Clark has been a staple in northeast Wisconsin for decades, and that shows by how ingrained and invested they are in our communities,” said Rep. Steineke. “They are a company that not only provides family-supporting jobs and stimulates our economy, but also generously gives back to the Fox Valley.”
Both Rep. Steineke and Senator Roth worked fervently last year to ensure it was feasible for Kimberly Clark to remain in the Fox Valley. The multi-generational Wisconsin company, like many others in the paper industry, were facing market challenges. Working with the company, their efforts helped pave the way for the company to maintain its Wisconsin roots.
“Last year, we saw a pillar of northeast Wisconsin in need, and we acted by prioritizing our home-grown workers, careers, and companies,” continued Rep. Steineke. “Their continued commitment to not just their workers and industry, but the community through volunteer work, is one of the many reasons we are happy to have them right here in the Fox Valley.”