After founding our cloth diaper service we began to realize that diapers are a very tangible need in our community and country most food banks are only able to supply families in need with an emergency supply of diapers which consists of 8-10. That is enough disposables diapers for one day. This is devastating.
It has always been our mission to give back and so when this was put on our hearts we felt we had the opportunity to really help and we founded The Cloth Diaper Bank in August 2020.
The mission of The Cloth Diaper Bank is to help reduce the economic pressures of raising children by providing cloth diaper kits to families in need.
We do this by providing gently used cloth diapers to families who indicate that they have the need and desire to use cloth diapers. Our cloth diapering kits include cloth inserts, diaper covers, diaper liners and other cloth diapering necessities.
Families are able to find us and connect with us through our Facebook page, website, word of mouth, and referrals. Families then fill out a confidential Application Form on our website. Once the application has been reviewed we connect with the families to arrange for their kit to either be picked up or delivered through the mail.
We are very committed to ensuring that the families have access to the proper educational resources to have success in cloth diapering. We include an information pamphlet in the box that the family gets with their cloth diapers – this helps to get the family started with cloth diapering that very day – as well as providing extensive information about cloth diapering for future reference.
We also have additional information about cloth diapering available on our website, through our Facebook page and group and we are available via email to answer any cloth diapering questions they have.
Diaper need is defined by the inability for caregivers to provide clean diapers to an infant or child and has grave implications, including: poor child health, severe diaper rash and blistering, poor child mood, poor maternal mental health, and a resulting barrier to maternal-child bonding.
There are many ways to join us in eliminating diaper need. No matter how you decide to get involved, your contribution is far from small and will make a difference in fighting poverty throughout our community.
need diapers, we are here to help! drop us a line and we will send you the application link or visit our website.