Diapers are a huge expense when you have a baby, and a lot of families are struggling out there and in need of assistance. 

The Pima County Health Department is working to respond to the need for diapers throughout the community by sponsoring a diaper drive through the month of July, with a goal of collecting 15,000 diapers for kids who really need them.

The health department said it is looking for disposable diapers in unopened packages. It chose disposable because many laundry facilities don't allow cloth diapers to be washed for sanitary reasons and most child-care facilities require disposable diapers for children to attend their programs. 

The supply at the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona is especially low in the summer and is particularly in need of diapers in larger sizes such as fours and fives. 

Diaper donations may be placed in collection receptacles in the Abrams Public Health Center lobby area, 3950 S. Country Club Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout the month.

For information, call 243-7804.