Diaper Need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.
- 5.3 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
- 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.
- Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps.
- Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.
- No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
- Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers.
- Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8.
- Babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to potential health risks.
- Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
- Cloth diapers are not accepted at the vast majority of child care centers.
- Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can’t leave their babies in childcare.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please call Veronica Claybrone at (313) 356-6470 to drop off opened or unopened packages of diapers sizes newborn thru adult.
Host a Drive
1. Team Up
You can easily organize and run a drive by yourself, but think about hosting a drive with a few friends. You maximize networks for spreading the word and minimize the work by sharing it among a few people friends.
2. Pick a place!
So many places are ideal for a diaper drive!
• Your church/temple/mosque/place of worship
• Your workplace
• Local library
• Coffee shops
• Children’s stores/Boutiques Salons / Spas Community play spaces
• Your neighborhood association or block
3. Make It a Party
If you’re already planning parties ask folks to bring a pack of diapers as their “admission fee.” What about hosting a:
• Baby Shower
• Birthday Party
• Cocktail Party
• Just Because Party
• Game Night
• Movie Night
• Play-date party at your home or a community space
• Or simply a diaper donation party
4. Get the Word Out!
Word of Mouth
Who doesn’t love winning? Turn your drive into a competition — offer small prizes for the
department in your office that brings in the most diapers or award certificates to the class that collects the most. Friendly competition can also help spread the word and increase turnout.