Diaper Need Awareness Week, taking place September 10 – 17, 2012. With one in every three families struggling to buy diapers, the week aims to increase awareness to the diaper need epidemic in the United States. The awareness week will consist of diaper need-focused activities across the country, with featured events taking place in Washington, D.C.
Diaper need is a considerable issue facing families today that goes largely unrecognized. There are currently 5.7 million infants and toddlers living in low income families, many of whom struggle to provide a necessary supply of diapers.
“Millions of families struggle every single day to provide an adequate supply of diapers for their children and that is unacceptable,” said Joanne Goldblum, Founder and Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network. “The purpose of Diaper Need Awareness week is to recognize that there are people in the United States that struggle to provide clean, dry diapers for their children. Diaper banks are able to make a difference in helping people obtain the diapers they need, but there is a lot of work to be done.”
The featured Diaper Need Awareness Week events in Washington, D.C. will include a diaper bank conference on Monday September 10th and a panel discussion on Tuesday September 11th. Diaper banks help to address diaper need by collecting, storing and distributing free diapers to families suffering from financial difficulty. They obtain diapers through local diaper drives, in-kind donations by manufacturers and retailers, and by purchasing diapers directly through donated funds. The National Diaper Bank Network supports diaper banks through raising awareness of diaper need, providing technical assistance, and distributing diapers and funding for diaper banks to supply families in need.
The general public can get involved in Diaper Need Awareness Week in the following ways:
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