Our Mission

The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with other nonprofits and agencies who work with families and individuals in need.

Through community diaper drives and donations, we collect diapers and distribute them to homeless shelters, food pantries, family service agencies and faith based organizations. The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank believes all of us: babies, children and adults deserve to be clean and dry.

2,040,000 diapers distributed since our first distribution in March 2011!

News and Events

Philadelphia Charity Receives 250,000 Diaper Donation

The Philadelphia Diaper Bank received over 250,000 diapers from Shop Rite and Huggies, coverage by CBS News. Click here for ...
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Diaper Need Awareness Week

Governor Wolf has recognized Diaper Need Awareness Week from September 25 to October 1, 2017 with a proclamation.  He understands ...
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Diaper Bank Dress Sale

Dawn was a beautiful bride, and you can be one, too!! Dawn bought the "perfect dress" during our last dress ...
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The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank believes all of us: babies, children and adults deserve to be clean and dry.

Why Diapers

Here’s why:

  • Food assistance programs such as food stamps and WIC don’t cover diapers.
  • Diapers average a cost of $100 a month for 8 to 10 diapers a day.
  • Parents in distressed circumstances have to make difficult choices between purchasing diapers, paying bills, or buying groceries.
  • Daycare facilities often require that parents provide disposable diapers to meet the needs of  their children.
  • Cloth diapers require access to laundry facilities. Most laundromats don’t allow patrons to use machines to wash diapers.
  • Medicare covers disposable incontinence supplies for those in hospice only.

 

What if you were living in transition at a shelter? What if you didn’t have access to laundry facilities? What if you had to do your family shopping at the corner store? What if you only had $10 in your pocket until the next payday?  What if you needed diapers to send your child to daycare so you could work or go to school?  That’s why.

Our Associations

The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank is a proud Community Partner of the National Diaper Bank Network