Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or child clean, dry, and healthy.
The Junior League of Charleston distributed over 14,000 diapers during the month of October 2019.
In 2018-2019, the Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank distributed over 100,000 diapers.
Did you know?
1 in 3 mothers in the US reports struggling with diaper need.
Infants and toddlers require six to ten diapers per day.
An adequate supply of diapers is a basic need and is essential to a child’s healthy development.
Government programs like WIC and SNAP do not cover diapers.
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 created in 2017 to fill the gap of this overlooked need in the community. The Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank collects, packages and works with partner organizations to distribute diapers throughout the Lowcountry.
DONATE DIAPERS: Drop-off unused, disposable diapers of any brand, size, and type, including open packages, at the JLC office during business hours, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Junior League of Charleston Office 51 Folly Road Charleston, SC 29407
GIVE TO THE DIAPER BANK:Give to the Junior League of Charleston’s Annual Fund, which helps support the mission of the Junior League of Charleston promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
HOST A DIAPER 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.
If you would like to host a diaper drive, click here to download our Junior League of Charleston Diaper Drive Toolkit
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