Almost half of young children in diapers lack access to clean, dry diapers, known as diaper need. United Way of Westchester and Putnam is joining the efforts of the Sharing Shelf and the Central Westchester Junior League to host a Community Diaper Drive to being awareness to the issue and recognize National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which is September 18-24. The diapers will support the Westchester Diaper Bank.
There are many reasons why families may experience diaper need. Some families may not be able to afford diapers, while others may not have access to transportation to get to a store. Still others may have difficulty changing diapers due to a disability or illness.
The consequences of diaper need can be serious. Babies and toddlers who do not have clean diapers are at risk of developing diaper rash, urinary tract infections, and other health problems. They may also be more likely to miss school or daycare, which can have a negative impact on their development.
To participate in the drive, you can drop off bags of diapers at one of the locations below or order through our Amazon wish list.
Together, we can make a difference and ensure that all babies have access to the clean, dry diapers they need to stay healthy and thrive.
Drop Off Locations
United Way of Westchester and Putnam, 336 Central Park Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606
The Sharing Self, 47 Purdy Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573