Did you know that 1 in 3 families in the U.S. cannot afford diapers?
Babies require up to 12 diapers per day, which adds up to $70-$80 per month per child — a cost many struggling families simply cannot afford. In addition, diapers are not covered by most federally funded public assistance programs because they are not food items. Simply put, no parent should have to make the choice between food and diapers for their child.
National Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 27 – October 3. Together we can create some energy around diaper need, an important and often hidden public health issue that has only been exacerbated by COVID-19.
Learn more about New Jersey’s diaper need and sign up to host and promote your own diaper drive at our Diaper Drive registration page. You can assist virtually or in-person, and we have the promotional tools you’ll need to make sure your friends and family can contribute to your Great Big Diaper Drive, going on through October 3.