If you are in need of diapers, wipes, and other essentials for your baby or toddler, know that you are not alone and we are here to help. We have formed partnerships with many organizations who serve the public and distribute our products.
The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank distributes essentials through Partner Agencies who provide services directly to families in need.
We also participate in direct-to-community events and have an inventory of items reserved for disaster and emergency relief efforts.
A diaper bank supplies diapers, wipes, and other essentials through agency partners. This coordination limits duplication of services, reduces expenses, and promotes collaboration to solve a basic human need at the community level.
Simply, diaper need is the experience of not having enough diapers. Roughly 1 in 2 families in the Unites States routinely face the reality that they cannot meet their child's most basic need.
Without an adequate supply of diapers and wipes, a child cannot participate in child-care (even government supported programs). Parents cannot work, go to school, or enroll in job-training without consistent, reliable child-care, which continues the cycle of poverty.
The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank distributes 50 diapers, per child every month. This is a hand up, not hand out, and effectively eliminates diaper need for many low-income families.
Families who receive diapers from The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank report that they are saving more than $700 a year, a significant savings.
A baby or toddler can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health issues such as staph infections, UTIs, dermatitis, or serve diaper rash. Sadly, the baby or toddler isn't the only one who suffers. The inability to provide clean diapers can cause negative impacts on a family's physical, mental, emotional, and educational well-being.
It costs about $100 each month to adequately diaper a child. For families living at or below the federal poverty line, the cost of diapers and wipes represents a large portion of that family's take home pay. There are ZERO state, federal, or local assistance programs or social safety nets that provide families with diapers and wipes.
Yes! We accept donations of open or out-grown diapers. All of our diapers are wrapped into bundles of 25 before being distributed to our Partner Agencies. We have sanitation protocols in place to ensure safe distribution.