- 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 Partners
BIG News This Year!
We are thrilled that for the first time ever, Huntsville and Madison County has a National Diaper Bank location for North Alabama! The Food Bank of North Alabama has expanded their offerings to include diapers & baby wipes throughout the year in addition to their crucial food and pantry items. We hope to help stockpile their first distribution cycle of diapers to local families in need.
Ways to Donate
2. Drop off diapers. Buy a package or a box or even just donate your already opened and now too small half-packs or wipes. Drop them off at any Madison County Wal-Mart between October 9-20, or at any of these participating locations. Look for our Great Diaper Drive bins!
3. Join us for our Diaper Blitz Day on Thursday, October 19th at the Madison Wal-Mart on Highway 20. You can bring in all the diapers you’ve collected in your neighborhood or workplace and add them to what we hope will be a GIANT pile. Our goal is 100,000 diapers & wipes and we need your help!