K.I.D.S. and the National Diaper Bank Network to Donate Diapers
According to the most recent census, 22 percent of American children live at or below the poverty line. In many cases, their families cannot provide the diapers they need because diapers, which can cost as much as $100 a month, cannot be bought with the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as “food stamps”) or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Most childcare programs require parents to provide disposable diapers for their children’s use, so a lack of diapers can keep children out of childcare, forcing their parents to stay home from work. Some parents try to stretch their diaper supply by leaving the children in diapers longer between changes or by reusing disposable diapers, but these measures can affect the health and emotional well-being of children and their families. Cloth diapers are not a solution because many families are without out easy access to laundry facilities.
While diapers are a basic necessity for babies and toddlers, the ability to ensure a sufficient supply is out of reach for many in this country, thus affecting their health and well-being. To address today’s dire need for this basic essential, every three months, Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) will distribute five million diapers, donated by Huggies Every Little Bottom, to more than 90 diaper banks, food banks and other such agencies for families in need across the United States.