Diaper Bank

Did you know?

  • 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, which collects, packages and works with community partner organizations to distribute diapers to the community, launched in 2017 to address the growing need of diaper assistance for families in the Lowcountry. Due to various restrictions, diapers are not funded by government-based assistance programs, such as WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Without this financial assistance, many families are unable to afford and change their children’s diapers as often as needed, which can then lead to health problems. 

Join us in showing your support for “Diaper Need Awareness Week” September 23-29, 2019. The Junior League of Charleston is thrilled to partner with both the City of Charleston and the state of South Carolina to draw awareness to this growing community need. Click here to learn more.

Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank COMMUNITY IMPACT 

  • In 2018-2019, the Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank distributed 100.075 diapers.
  • 2019-2020 League Year (June-September only) – Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank distributed 2,001 bundles which is a total of 50,025 diapers.  (Note: The total of 2,001 bundles/50,025 diapers includes Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts where 408 bundles/ 10,200 diapers were collected.

How You Can Help 

DONATE DIAPERS  

  • 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

  • Visit http://www.jlcharlestondiapers.com/ to make a donation today!
  • 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  
  • Would you like to be a permanent diaper drop off location for the Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank? Please email diaperbank@jlcharleston.org if you would like to have a diaper collection barrel or bin at your location.

IN NEED OF DIAPERS?

Click here to download a complete list of our current distribution partners.

 

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 JLC Diaper Drive Toolkit.

Questions? Diaper Bank FAQ