Five-Year-Old Donates 14,800 Diapers to One More Child

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Young philanthropist collects diapers for foster families and children in need

Five-year-old T.J. Moreno arrives at One More Child’s headquarters in Lakeland, Florida, with three carloads of diapers

One More Child President and CEO Dr. Jerry Haag greets T.J. and his family as they participate in an annual diaper drive to support foster families and children in need. When T.J. was asked why he collected so many diapers, he said, "to give to people who don't have them."
One More Child President and CEO Dr. Jerry Haag greets T.J. and his family as they participate in an annual diaper drive to support foster families and children in need. When T.J. was asked why he collected so many diapers, he said, “to give to people who don’t have them.”

T.J Moreno showcases his donation to One More Child

T.J. set a goal to collect 100 boxes of diapers by Thanksgiving. With the help of family, friends and local businesses, he ended up with 162 boxes (more than 14,800 individual diapers).
T.J. set a goal to collect 100 boxes of diapers by Thanksgiving. With the help of family, friends and local businesses, he ended up with 162 boxes (more than 14,800 individual diapers).

Lakeland, Fla., Nov. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Five-year-old T.J. Moreno was greeted by a line of cheering staff as he and his family arrived at One More Child’s campus in Lakeland, Florida, with three carloads of diapers for foster families and children in need.

Last year, after overhearing his parents talking about moms who could not afford diapers for their kids, T.J. went to his piggy bank and offered all his money – nearly $100 he received from his birthday – to buy as many diapers as possible. “TJ set out to collect 30 boxes because that’s how high he could count at the time,” said his mom, Tina, who posted regular updates of her son’s project on social media.

This year, he set a goal to collect 100 boxes. With help from friends, family, neighbors and local businesses, T.J. exceeded his goal and ended up with 162 boxes (14,800 diapers) to donate to an annual diaper drive hosted by One More Child, a nonprofit organization based in Lakeland, Florida, that serves vulnerable children and struggling families. 

“T.J. is an inspiration and a perfect example of how just one person, of any age, can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives,” said Dr. Jerry Haag, president and CEO of One More Child. “When he realized others were in need, he made a decision to do something about it. That’s what heroes do.”  

One More Child operates in more than 50 locations and in 14 countries around the world, meeting the needs of hungry children, sex trafficked children and teens, single moms, foster children and struggling families. In 2021, One More Child impacted 324,467 children and individuals, and provided more than 18 million meals. For more information, visit onemorechild.org.

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  • T.J Moreno showcases his donation to One More Child
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