For the month of July, Necessities for Neighbors will be collecting any size diapers and wipes. We will share our collection with St. Michael’s On The Heights in Worcester who have a mission to “ensure that families in need have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers and to provide resources that support healthy childhood development.”
Why is this important?
Diapers are not covered by “Safety Net” programs such as WIC (the federal nutrition grant program for
Women, Infants and Children) or food stamps.
Diapers can cost up to .50 cents each, depending on the size and where they are purchased. (The average
newborn uses 8 per day).
The average cost for a year of diapers is $1,000.00.
Disposable diapers are normally provided by the parents of children attending day care centers. Not being able to supply an adequate number of diapers can make it difficult for a parent to go to work.
Get in touch with Jena Hill if you have any questions.