02 Jun Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank
Across the U.S., diaper need, the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a child clean, dry, and healthy, remains a serious issue that directly impacts the physical, mental, and economic well-being of millions of children and families. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 3 American families with small children reports experiencing diaper need. Since diapers can cost anywhere between $70 to $80 a month per baby, most parents who experience diaper need must decide on whether they can provide diapers or some other necessity for their families that month. Despite the apparent need, there are still no federal or state child safety-net programs that provide funding specifically for the purchase of diapers. SNAP and WIC assistance cannot be used to purchase diapers.
In 2018, the Junior League of Lincoln was contacted by the Center for People in Need and Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties about building a community diaper bank. These organizations found that most families with young children seeking assistance also experienced diaper need, and individually, their organizations could not easily fulfill this need.
The Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank, in partnership with the Center for People in Need and Community Action, will focus on providing diapers to over 6,000 children in Lancaster County that may experience diaper need. The Diaper Bank will be housed at the Center for People in Need.
In June, Dr. Bouche matched any diapers contributed up to $1,000. In that short week we raised $475, 8766 diapers donated and 5760 wipes donated!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
There are several ways you can support the Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank.
Donate to the Diaper Bank
The Junior League of Lincoln will be accepting money and diaper donations for the Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank. To make a donation, please contact the Junior League of Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the following link.
You may also purchase diapers on Amazon and have them shipped directly to the Junior League of Lincoln. Please use the following link to purchase diapers and choose Hannah’s Registery for diapers to be delivered straight to JLL.
Host a Diaper Drive
We are excited to partner with local businesses, schools, or any other organizations interested in hosting a diaper drive in support of the Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank. If you are interested in hosting a diaper drive, please contact the Junior League of Lincoln at email@example.com.
Serve as a Drop-Off Location
The Junior League of Lincoln will be partnering with local businesses to serve as drop-off locations for diaper donations for the Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank. If your organization is interested in serving as a drop-off location, please contact the Junior League of Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete list of businesses that have agreed to serve as drop-off locations for the Diaper Bank can be found using the following link.