Diaper Bank

Did you know?

  • Diapers can cost average $936 a year in South Carolina, yet the average family income of people using WIC is $14,758.
  • 13% of children under the age of five are SNAP recipients in South Carolina.
  • 28% of infants are WIC recipients in South Carolina.
  • One in three moms in the U.S. report suffering from diaper need.
  • Diapers are not funded by WIC and SNAP programs.

For countless mothers, having enough diapers is a constant struggle. Without diapers, children cannot attend daycare, which may prevent parents from making an income. Diapers are not funded by WIC and SNAP programs, and without this financial assistance, babies are left in their diapers longer, leading to severe diaper rash that could lead to other medical problems.

The Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank was developed to fill the gap of this overlooked need in the community. The Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank will collect, package and work with partner organizations to distribute diapers to those in need throughout the Lowcountry.

 

How Can You Help:
Diapers should be disposable, unused, and can be any brand, size, and type.

    1. Drop off diapers at the JLC office (51 Folly Rd., Charleston)  during business hours  (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm)
    2. Donate to the Diaper Bank in someone’s honor in lieu of a gift at your next shower, wedding, or party. Download the donation card here.
    3. Donate via our Amazon Wish List!
    4. Donate to the Junior League of Charleston’s Annual Fund, which helps support our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

 

Our Partners:

Donation Partner: Thank you to Target Store 1529 (Mt. Pleasant), for being a year-round donation partner.

Our Distribution Partners include:

  • Lowcountry C.A.R.E.S. (clients only)
  • Florence Crittenton (clients only)
  • East Cooper Community Outreach (clients only)
  • Tricounty Family Ministries (clients only)
  • Shifa Clinic (clients only)
  • Lowcountry Orphan Relief (clients only)
  • HALOS (clients only)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston (clients only)
  • Bethel UMC (clients only)
  • The Community Outreach Center at St. Matthews (clients only)

Interested in becoming a future distribution partner? The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) invites you to apply to be a JLC Diaper Bank Distribution Partner for the remainder of the 2018-2019 League year ending May 31, 2019. Current Distribution Partners do not need to reapply at this time. Applications can be submitted November 1-30, 2018. We anticipate notifying partners by the close of December 2018. Please submit completed applications to diaperbank@jlcharleston.org by close of business on November 30, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact us at diaperbank@jlcharleston.org.

Want to Host Your Own Drive?

The JLC encourages schools and local businesses to host their own drives to increase awareness of the Diaper Bank and its mission throughout the Lowcountry.

Download our Diaper Drive Toolkit.

Questions? Diaper Bank FAQ