- Diapers and wipes are about $100 a month
- Purchasing diapers is not covered by government systems because they are considered “hygiene items.”
- This cost forces some families to reuse disposable diapers, or leave babies in diapers longer than they should, which can lead to diaper rash, infections and other health problems.
- Babies who have diaper rash tend to cry more. More crying, coupled with the stress of living in need, raises the chances of child abuse.
Why Not Cloth Diapers?
- The vast majority of daycares require disposable diapers.
- Many low-income families don’t have access to washers and dryers and most laundromats prohibit washing of cloth diapers for sanitary reasons.
Thanks to Our Supporters
Ways to Donate
1. Donate online. All monies go directly to Manna House, a 501(c)3. Please enter “diapers” in the comment section. A donation of $25 will buy 200 diapers.
2. Drop off diapers. Buy a package or a box or even just donate your already opened and now too small half-packs. Place them in a donation barrel in one of the locations below or take them to Manna House, 2110 South Memorial Parkway from 2-7PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.
3. Attend our Diaper Shower at Kidventure on Sunday, September 8 from 2-6PM. Admission is one package of diapers per child. We will have live entertainment, food, tons of door prizes (see list below) and of course – FUN!