After 2017’s successful initiative to support U.S. Troops by sending them 100,000 Thank You letters, Ty Bentli, Kelly Ford and Chuck Wicks of morning show Ty, Kelly & Chuck are using their voices to support another great cause: Rally Around Radley Diaper Drive.
The goal of the diaper drive is to collect more than 58,000 diapers—58,430 to be exact, which was based on the expertise of Ty’s five-year-old son, Radley, who will soon be a big brother for the first time.
As most parents know, diapers aren’t cheap and babies need a lot of them, but did you know that one in three families in the U.S. have trouble affording diapers, according to a 2017 survey by Huggies in partnership with the National Diaper Bank Network. According to the report, the average cost of diapers for one child is $18 per week ($936 per year).
A number of country artists, including Chris Janson, Locash, Mitchell Tenpenny, Rachel Wammack and Seth Ennis, have already made sizeable donations to the diaper drive, as well as more than 300 listeners. As of July 30, more than 20,000 diapers have been collected.
Radley’s Diaper Drive will run through Aug. 13, and if you’d like to donate, it’s really simple:
- Visit the Amazon Wish List to purchase diapers and diapering supplies.
- Mail diapers directly to Ty, Kelly & Chuck’s studio
Ty, Kelly & Chuck
506 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210