WHAT IS DIAPER NEED?
Diapers are as essential as food and shelter. Yet, they are not recognized as a basic need. Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to make sure babies and toddlers remain clean, dry, and healthy. Some families face having to clean out and reuse soiled diapers or have to choose between diapers and other basic needs like food. In our community, families struggle with diaper need every day.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
• 1 out of 3 families struggle to buy diapers
• Diapers can cost over $100 per month, per baby
• Food Stamps and WIC cannot be used to buy diapers
• Infants and toddlers need about 8-12 diapers per day
WHAT WE NEED
• Disposable diapers in all sizes; greatest need for sizes 3 and up
• Baby wipes in all quantities
• Disposable pull-up training pants
WHAT’S THE GOAL OF THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY DIAPER DRIVE?
50,000 diapers and 100,000 baby wipes!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DIAPERS COLLECTED IN THE DRIVE?
They will be distributed to families in need through: Amherst Survival Center, Easthampton Community Center, Northampton Survival Center in Northampton & Goshen, It Takes a Village, Hilltown Community Health Centers and The Jubilee Cupboard at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ware
COLLECTIONS SITES (Beginning July 16):
A Child’s Garden, 204 Main Street, Northampton
Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, Amherst
Cup & Top, 1 North Main Street, Florence
Easthampton Community Center, 12 Clark Street, Easthampton
Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton
Greenfield Savings Bank, 325 King St, Northampton
Hampshire Regional YMCA, 286 Prospect Street, Northampton
Huntington Health Center, 73 Russell Rd, Huntington
Jubilee Cupboard at Trinity Episcopal Church. Corner of Park & Pleasant Streets, Ware
Northampton Survival Center, 265 Prospect Street, Northampton
Northampton Survival Center – Goshen Pantry, 40 Main Street, Goshen
Paragus IT, 112 Russell Street, Hadley
Stop & Shop, 228 King Street, Northampton
TD Bank Northampton, 175 Main Street, Northampton
Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main Street, Northampton
United Way of Hampshire County, 71 King Street, Northampton
Worthington Health Center, 58 Old North Rd, Worthington