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Williams PBL Hosts Diaper Drive, Volunteers at Rice Depot

3/7/2014

The Williams Baptist College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently traveled to the Arkansas Rice Depot Headquarters in Little Rock to donate their time and some baby products to those in need.  PBL is the collegiate extension of Future Business Leaders of America.

Last fall, 20 PBL members held a diaper drive at the Pocahontas Wal-Mart, where they collected diapers, wipes, cash and coupons.  By the end of the day, roughly 5,375 diapers and 6,792 wipes had been given to the PBL group, to be delivered to the Arkansas Rice Depot.

On Feb. 26, 18 PBL volunteers loaded up a Williams van to donate the collected baby supplies.  Not only did the club make a material contribution to the Rice Depot, but they also spent half a day packing nearly 10,823 pounds of paper products for needy families.  The packed merchandise included diapers, toilette paper and various other hygiene products.

Kevin Hennings, a PBL member and senior from Biggers, Ark., was responsible for coordinating both events.  “The Diaper Drive and the volunteer day at the Rice Depot were great.  It was really nice to be able to give back to the community and help those in need,” said Hennings.

The Williams PBL chapter will return to Little Rock April 11-12 to attend and compete in the state PBL conference. 

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