Diaper Drive Exceeds Expectations. Again.

The Makovicka Difference

We are leaders in our profession, locally owned and operated by physical therapists who forge relationships with patients, and advocate for their care. All of our clinics have board-certified specialists on staff, meaning you get the highest level of care to maximize your recovery, and get you back to your game. We will listen, evaluate your symptoms, and create a personalized physical therapy program to meet your needs and improve your function, strength, and mobility.

The need is real. According to the Diaper Bank Network, children in low-income families are at the greatest risk of suffering the effects of diaper need because many families can’t afford diapers. Current public support programs help some, but young children have additional needs necessary to build a strong foundation for healthy growth and to reach their full potential.

For the past three years, all nineteen Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics participated in a diaper drive to support two local organizations. The thirteen clinics located in Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass County support the Lydia House, part of the Open Door Mission. The mothers at the Lydia House and needy mothers through Homeless Prevention Programs are the recipients of the donated diapers. Fifty percent of women and children at the Lydia House are victims of domestic violence. 

The six Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics located in Lancaster and Saunders counties are collecting diapers for the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders county. Community Action Partnership has 17 programs that address the causes of poverty, and help individuals with financial and family well-being, homelessness prevention, and more. When their clients participate in the programs, they earn points. What a super way to help empower people to become self-sustaining!

Joel Makovicka appeared on the Channel 3 story on the first day of the Diaper Drive Drop Off:  19th Annual Diaper Drive aims for 1M diapers donated (3newsnow.com)

Each year of the company’s diaper drive has shown increases in the collection.  The first year was a very respectable  13,877 diapers collected and delivered.  In the second year, the expectations were exceeded with a collection of 31,104. In 2021, a whopping 34,419 diapers were collected and delivered to the respective organizations, exceeding the goal of 30,000.