Regis Jesuit Students for Life in Aurora, Colorado has a fun Autumn tradition – they collect over 40,000 diapers for local families in need. In November 2017, they collected 40,313 diapers. That is an incredible feat, but it gets even more impressive. This year, they shattered that record by collecting 43,051 diapers! Fun fact: that’s roughly the population of Leesburg, Virginia.
The group notes that one of their keys to success is competition. Regis is divided into two separate campuses for boys and girls. A few years ago, they decided to make the diaper drive a competition between the two campuses. The result was an additional 20,000 diapers! The diaper drive is now an annual competition with students vying for the title of most diapers collected. Teachers at both campuses get in on the action by offering extra credit and other rewards to their individual classes based on diapers collected.
There is a lot to admire about the way Regis SFL does their annual diaper drive. For starters, it’s inspiring to see how passionate these high schoolers are about caring for pregnant and parenting mothers in their community. It is so important that our society has an effective “safety net” for mothers in need for the days ahead when abortion is abolished. These students have set the bar high!
The Pro-Life Generation is a generation of joy and enthusiasm. It’s not always easy but we love being a part of the biggest social justice movement of our time. Learning about abortion and staying up to date on the related news can be heartbreaking. We can all learn from Regis Students for Life about how to help and empower women – and have fun doing it! Every high school (and college) across the country can carry out this exact event. Participating in supportive services like this is part of being a great, well-rounded pro-life group.