A recent survey of NC military families found that 63% of respondents felt having enough diapers was a significant concern. Diaper Bank of NC is proud to support military families with their Truckload of Hope project! Working with Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, our mobile diaper bank will travel to eastern NC to serve military families in need.
Families living in poverty often feel pressured into early potty training to reduce expenses. Thanks to a generous grant from the Duke Community Fund, Diaper Bank of NC provides free potty training classes with DBNC partner Welcome Baby. The classes focus on developmental readiness and offers lots of handy tips to make it a good experience for parent and child.
Moms who struggle to afford diapers for their babies may also struggle to purchase the supplies they need to keep themselves healthy. Like diapers, pads & tampons are not eligible to purchase with food stamps or other federal assistance.
No girl should miss out on her education because she has her period. But without adequate hygiene supplies, this has been a reality right here in our community. Distributing Dignity is Diaper Bank of North Carolina’s partnership with Durham Public Schools to make tampons and pads available to every public school in Durham.
For seniors on limited income, adult incontinence supplies can be a luxury item. Diaper Bank of NC distributes this basic need through our partner organizations.
While the vast majority of the diapers we distribute are disposable, we also have cloth diapers available to families who request them.
We work with an academic research team to evaluate all of our programs. The data they have collected and analyzed has allowed us to improve the way we serve our community partners and our families. Based on input from diaper recipients, we had added new programs and learned about the ways in which receiving diapers has benefited families in the community.