Low-income families with young children often struggle with diaper need, having to make tough choices between diapers and other necessities. 1 in 3 mothers in the U.S. can’t afford diapers and must make these impossible decisions every day. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, we partner with over 100 of our agencies to provide parents with diapers each month to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.
Lack of access to period supplies due to financial limitations is known as period poverty and is widespread among the women and girls we serve. 2 in 5 Americans do not have consistent access to period products. An allied program of the National Diaper Bank Network’s Alliance for Period Supplies, the Period Initiative provides free period products every month to people in need at over 100 of our partner agencies.
Just $25 supplies one person with maxi pads for the entire year. You can also help by donating items via our Amazon wish list.
Our hygiene programs are possible due to support from Essential Good, Greater Newark Health Care Coalition, Lillian Schenck Foundation, and New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.
‟Times are hard, and hygiene products are so expensive in the store. The Period Initiative helps me get through the month.” - Frankie