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Beyond Van Gogh diaper drive combating supply issues on the Suncoast

Beyond Van Gogh diaper drive
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Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 6:27 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – Beyond Van Gogh, the immersive museum currently set up in a tent at University Town Center, hosted a special Father’s Day diaper drive where fathers received free entry if they brought a case of diapers.

The museum partnered with Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota to collect badly needed supplies for low-income families. The drive, which ran from Thursday to Sunday, collected more than 30 cases of diapers.

A nationwide diaper shortage has had an effect on the Suncoast. “Now we’re faced with a 50 percent increase in demand because of the shortage,” said Patricia McMahon development director for Healthy Start Coalition.

McMahon said the demand is only going to increase, especially with the number of people moving into the city. Healthy Start is always looking for ways to help and said Sarasota makes it easy.

“We’re fortunate enough to be a part of a community that is very giving and that also allows us to help more people,” said McMahon.

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