Your support helps to ensure that no family in West Central Illinois has to wonder how they will get diapers.
Did you know that 1 in 3 moms in Illinois regularly finds herself without the diapers she needs to keep her child clean and dry?
Did you know that it costs over $1,000 a year to diaper one child?
Did you know that support programs like WIC and SNAP (food stamps) don’t allow for the purchase of diapers?
Each day in West Central Illinois, thousands of parents look into their children’s eyes and have to face the heartbreaking reality that they cannot afford to provide for one of that child’s most basic needs: a clean diaper. The parents who receive Diaper Bank diapers tell us that this burden makes them feel stressed and feel like bad parents, they also tell us that it makes their children more prone to diaper rash and lots of crying.
When you donate to the Diaper Bank you are helping to ensure that these families get the important and immediate relief that diapers bring. When parents receive 50 diapers from the Diaper Bank they immediately feel less stressed, their child is immediately calmed, and space is made in the family environment for cuddling, for happy conversations and the time to enjoy each other’s company.