• 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.