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Newmeyer Dillion Teams Up To Deliver More Than 26,000 Diapers for Homeaid Essentials' Builders For Babies Diaper Drive

May 5, 2016 Firm News

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – On April 29th, Newmeyer Dillion teamed up with developer clients Lennar Corporation, The New Home Company and Toll Brothers, to deliver more than 26,000 diapers to Angel Stadium of Anaheim as part of the annual Builders For Babies Diaper Drive for HomeAid Orange County.  To emphasize developer support, Newmeyer Dillion attorneys Laura Watkins Ives, Ryan Manning, and Bahaar Cadambi made the delivery to the drop off at Angel Stadium in a dump truck donated and driven by Alberto Pianelli, owner of F&B Rentals.  The truck, filled to the brim with diapers and wipes, was enthusiastically received by HomeAid staff.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Newmeyer Dillion has participated in this diaper drive.  “HomeAid Essentials’ Donation Drive is an annual effort in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County to collect basic essential items for homeless families,” said Newmeyer Dillion partner Ives, who heads the drive every year. “To join our clients and the builder community in helping the people in our community receive such a basic need is incredibly rewarding.”

Ives emphasized that it was not all about the volume. By getting input directly from HomeAid, it was learned that “size 4” was most needed. Newmeyer Dillion attorneys and staff got personally involved in an internal “4 for HomeAid” drive so that more than 50% of diapers collected were of the most needed size.

The Children and Families Commission represents 63 percent of those living in Orange County shelters, according to HomeAid.