- 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.
What About Cloth Diapers?
- Cloth diapers are not as requested but can be a good option for some families. We’ll be thrilled to collect any you wish to donate. They will be donated to the North AL Cloth Diaper Bank.
- Want to learn more about cloth diapering? Read what area parents have written about their own journey over the years here, here, and here.
Thanks to Our Partners
BIG News This Year!
We are thrilled that 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 Walmart between October 8-19, or at any of these participating locations. Look for our Great Diaper Drive bins!
3. Make a donation. Donate a monetary gift that will stay local and help struggling families in need. Donate here.
4. Join us for our Diaper Blitz Day on Thursday, October 18th 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!