Diapers are needed for a baby’s healthy development. Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy is key to building a strong foundation to enable children to reach their full potential.
In NJ, 12% of infants and toddlers live in families below the Federal Poverty Level. Nationally, 20% do1. Children in low income families are at greatest risk of suffering the effects of diaper need because many of these families cannot afford diapers.
Most childcare facilities require parents to provide diapers for their babies. Cloth diapers are no longer accepted, so disposable diapers must be provided. Nationally, 57% of parents experiencing diaper need who rely on childcare say they missed an average of 4 days of work or school last month because they didn’t have diapers1.
The need for diapers is high but some government programs like WIC and SNAP do not cover diapers. Other public support programs and diaper banks help fill some of this need. Trinity Church can also help fill some of this need locally and is conducting a Diaper Drive from May 1 to May 8 (Mother’s Day). Please drop off diaper donations by May 8 to specially marked boxes in the Parish Hall or outside the church office building.
Thank you so much.