Impact by the Numbers

91%

have at least 1 working adult in the household.

26%

have at least 1 adult attending school.

1 out of 4

said receiving diapers helped them go to work.

78%

 said that receiving diapers helped them pay a bill and/or save money.

2 out of 3

said that receiving diapers reduced stress and/or helped them feel less frustrated.

86%

said that receiving diapers helped the child be healthier, happier, and/or sleep better.

2021 Impact Survey Results

2,001,844

diapers distributed since 2014

1,300

average children served monthly

80,000

average diapers distributed monthly

12

partner agencies

18

distribution sites

4,399

unduplicated children served in 2021

3

staff (1 full time, 2 part time)

800

volunteers in 2021

2,850

volunteer hours in 2021

Diapers do Change Lives

Diaper Need (noun): the struggle to provide a sufficient number of clean, dry diapers to ensure that each diaper-wearing person can be changed out of wet or soiled diapers as often as necessary.

Employment

Many daycare providers require parents to bring a supply of disposable diapers, meaning parents without diapers miss work

Familial Effects

The highest rates of child abuse and neglect coincide with the time children are potty training, often when parents attempt training too soon to save on diapers

Hygiene

Families have reported “drying” and re-using disposable diapers or changing diapers less often

Infant Development

It is theorized that poor diaper hygiene can damage the infant’s development of parental bonding, attachment, and emotional regulation

The impact of a diaper cannot be overstated.

As an essential hygiene item, diapers are required for cleanliness and health of course. Perhaps even more importantly, the mental health of a parent and child are surprisingly dependent on a steady supply of diapers. Diaper need has profound effects, that can last generations.

LEARN MORE