The Westchester County Diaper Bank, in partnership with Westchester County Executive George Latimer, the Westchester County Department of Social Services, and the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW), is proud to participate in Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 23-29, 2019.
Diaper need is a silent crisis with parents and caregivers often forced to choose between food, rent, or buying diapers. One in three American families struggles to afford an adequate supply of diapers.
The Westchester County Diaper Bank was launched in 2014 to help families who struggle to afford diapers, so they can avoid risking a child’s health. There is no state or federal child safety-net program that allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers. An average monthly supply of diapers costs approximately $80.
“Diaper Need Awareness Week educates the public on the vital role The Westchester County Diaper Bank plays to positively impact the lives of hundreds of families in our County who struggle to afford diapers,” said Valerie Phillips, President, Junior League of Central Westchester. “The Westchester County Diaper Bank, operated by the Junior League of Central Westchester in partnership with Westchester County Department of Social Services, has distributed over 600,000 diapers to local families in need, helping them obtain this basic necessity for their children.”
The Junior League of Central Westchester believes that, together with the support of the County Executive’s office and the help of the community, we can reduce diaper deprivation and, in so doing, improve the lives of babies and their families throughout the county.
For more information about receiving or donating diapers, contact the Junior League of Central Westchester at 914-723-6442, firstname.lastname@example.org or www. JLCentralwestchester.org/diaperbank
About the Junior League of Central Westchester
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for more than 70 years. Our approximately 225 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs. The Junior League of Central Westchester welcomes all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.