Need diapers? Save the date for Austin Diaper Day

The Austin Diaper Bank is planning on distributing 200,000 diapers to the public Dec. 8.

From 1-3 p.m. next Friday, you can get a package of 100 children’s diapers at Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive.

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center volunteer, Melinda Cook packs stacks of diapers for distribution on Thursday July 14, 2016 at the Austin Diaper Bank. The warehouse has expanded to a 1700 square foot building and does most of its distributions on Thursdays. Jessalyn Tamez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

“The Austin Diaper Bank was recently blessed with large donations of diapers, and we want to give them to Austin area families who need them most this holiday season,” said Executive Director Holly McDaniel. “Our mission is to ensure that no child suffers because their family struggles to afford a sufficient supply of diapers to keep them clean and healthy.”

The bank estimates that 12,000 infants and toddlers in Travis County don’t have access to enough diapers. Diapers are not covered by federal assistance programs like SNAP (aka food stamps) and WIC (food and nutrition service).

The diaper bank’s typical distribution model is to give it to 40 community service organizations from Georgetown to San Marcos.  This will be the first time it’s giving diapers directly to the Austin public.

Since it was founded in 2013, the Diaper Bank has given more than a million diapers locally.

It also played a huge roll in relief efforts during Hurricane Harvey, giving 780,000 diapers to affected areas that first month.

Find out how to donate diapers of all sizes including adult sizes, wipes and diaper rash creams, or to donate money go to www.austindiaperbank.org.


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