The Junior League of Central Westchester has partnered with County Executive George Latimer and the Westchester County Department of Social Services to officially open the Westchester County Diaper Bank.
Diapers are a basic need, not a luxury item. Diaper need is a silent crisis with parents/caregivers often choosing between food, rent or buying diapers.
Learn more about the Diaper Bank in this video sponsored by Huggies
How Can You Help?
- Donate Funds: Please consider making a donation earmarked for the purchase of diapers and wipes. Donate here
- Donate Diapers: We are collecting all sizes, types, and brands of diapers – newborn to toddlers but especially need larger sizes (4, 5 and 6). Open packages accepted. Drop off at: Wayside Cottage (bin on porch), 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 or one of our drop off locations.
- Host a Diaper Drive: Learn more about how to host a diaper drive in Westchester County.
- Participate in a Packaging Event: We hold packaging events several times a year. Our next event is coming up on Saturay, November 23rd, 2019. Sign up to participate here.
“Diaper deprivation” is a very serious problem affecting 1 in 3 American mothers, according to a recent study sponsored by Huggies. Without an ample supply of diapers, babies wear used diapers or wear a diaper for too long. These habits lead to poor health from infections, emotional struggles due to discomfort (babies), missing ritual/bonding time (mothers and babies), distress from tough choices (pay bills or buy diapers; miss work due to lack of diapers for daycare). Public assistance doesn’t cover the purchase of diapers.
Further, a recent study by Yale University has found that babies who wear soiled diapers for too long risk dermatological infections as well as urinary tract infections. Uncomfortable and fussy babies can cause stress in the adult caregiver, leading to unhealthy conditions.
Please spread the word about this silent epidemic!
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 723-6130.