- 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.