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#LiveUnderPar: How the PCCC helps the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks

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Saturday marked the PGA Tour’s #LiveUnderPar campaign as it announced it raised $180 million in 2018.

Of course, the PGA Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is very much happy to be a part of it, having recently gifted more than $950,300 to 49 Ozarks children’s charities.

Among them was the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, which was in its sixth year of operation and first year partnering with the PCCC.

The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, which joined the PCCC this year, has made quite an impact. It now supplies diapers to 40 partner agencies in Greene County and 46 rural partners in 32 southwest Missouri counties. Additionally, it offers a cloth diaper loan program, noting that it reaches 150 families and helps each save $1,000 on diaper expenses.

All this for an organization that employs the equivalent of two full-time staffs and a full-time volunteer, Jill Bright.

In her office, she has a poem that reads, in part:

“To us this is just a diaper … To our families it is so much more … It is reassurance that my baby can go to daycare so that I can work and bring home a paycheck.”

For years, Bright was eager to partner with the PCCC as a way to boost Diaper Bank as a household name, and she is making it happen. The Diaper Dash and Brunch Bash was a success in early September.

The event drew 200 runners — a significant number for a first-year PCCC charity!

“We’re really excited. It was everything we dreamed and more,” Bright said. “We thank the community for pulling this together.”