OUR URGENT, ONGOING NEEDS ARE FORMULA, DIAPERS AND BABY WIPES

   
     Helping to provide critical supplies for babies and toddlers in need
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FACTS AND FIGURES

  • We serve an average of 3,500 children per year
  • Disposable diapers cost up to $72/month, per child*

DAILY CHALLENGES FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES

  • Many families can’t afford transportation to warehouse discount stores to buy in bulk. They must purchase supplies at local convenience stores which can double or triple the monthly cost.
  • Cloth diapers are rarely an option. Coin-operated laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers due to sanitation concerns.
  • Due to income constraints, disposable diaper “life” is sometimes extended by drying and reusing them. Babies can spend a day or longer in one diaper, often leading to diaper rash, staph and urinary tract infections.
  • Most childcare centers, even free & subsidized, will turn away a child who arrives without a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
  • Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps.

* www.babycenter.com/baby-cost-calculator