The Diaper Bank of North Carolina was founded on the simple belief that all children deserve clean diapers. This may seem obvious, but the heartbreaking truth is this: every day, children go without the diapers they need to stay healthy and comfortable.
It takes between 8 and 12 diapers a day to keep a baby well diapered – and diapers are expensive, costing more than $100 per month per child. Existing safety-net programs such as WIC and food stamps do not cover their purchase. In North Carolina, where 26 percent of our children live below the poverty line, this creates a particularly dire need.
How We Work
The Diaper Bank of North Carolina (DBNC) works to ensure that families receive adequate diapers in three ways:
- Partner Organizations: The Diaper Bank of North Carolina works with established family-support organizations to distribute diapers to low-income families. Using these existing networks, DBNC can efficiently get diapers to those in greatest need. (link to Partner Orgs page)
- Diaper Drives and Drop-off Locations: The Diaper Bank of North Carolina provides administrative and logistical help to community groups, churches and synagogues, schools, and civic organizations who wish to sponsor a diaper drive or serve as a diaper drop-off location.
- Emergency Diaper Kits: For times when partner organizations are not open, such as weekends and holidays, DBNC provides emergency diaper packs to families.
We currently have three branches, please visit their pages for more information: