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Utah is participating for the second  year in a row with Governor Herbert and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams issuing proclamations declaring Diaper Need Awareness week in the State of Utah and Salt Lake County.


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What's Happening in September? 

Friday September 2nd  Salt Lake County Library Diaper Drive Starts
Monday, September 2nd   Diaper Need Awareness program begins
Tuesday, September 26th  Salt Lake County Proclamation
Saturday, October 1st  Library diaper drive ends
Sunday, October 2nd  Diaper Need Awareness Week ends

 

 




Wrappers


  • Many thanks to the folks at Larry H. Miller who wrapped almost 10,000 for their day-of-service. 
  • Thank you to the Jordan High School Music department! They wrapped 8,000 diapers for Utah babies.
  • We also want to thank our Diaper Wrappers, the tried and true volunteers who wrap over 10,000 diapers a month. 

Thank you for all the help.


Diaper Drives


  • Thank you to the Bonneville First Ward for their diaper drive.

  • Thanks to Paxton, a Boy Scout, who raised over 11,000 diapers! Utah babies thank you! a Boy Scout, who raised over 11,000 diapers! Utah babies thank you!

  • To all the folks at Vivant for their diaper drive which will result in many dry and clean baby bottoms:  Thank You. 


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Why Do We Need Diapers?

  

Safety-net programs such as the Food Stamp Program and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) do not cover the cost of diapers. An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month.

   

The vast majority of licensed day care centers do not accept cloth diapers, and require parents and caregivers to provide a steady supply of disposable diapers. Most people living in poverty do not have affordable access to washing facilities. Furthermore, most coin-operated laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers for health and sanitary reasons.

    

In poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health and abuse risks.

    

Low-income parents cannot take advantage of free or subsidized childcare if they cannot afford to leave disposable diapers at childcare centers. If parents cannot access daycare, then they are less able to attend work or school on a consistent basis. This in turn leads to increased economic instability and a continuation of the cycle of poverty.

   

Without transportation, buying diapers at an inner city convenience store rather than a large retailer can double or triple the monthly cost for diapers. Many parents are already struggling to pay for rent and food and simply cannot afford the high cost of an adequate supply of diapers for their children.

   

In communities throughout the country, civic groups, churches, businesses and concerned citizens organize diapers drives to collect diapers for donation to local diaper banks. Diaper drives are a great way to engage your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers in the fight against diaper need. They are also an important tool for educating your community about diaper need and helping give voice to this silent crisis.