Diaper Bank Program
Safe Future Foundation addresses diaper needs in Duval County, as well as surrounding counties, by providing diapers and diapering supplies to families and mother's in need. We collect diapers, pull-ups, training pants, wipes, and formula. We also collect monetary donations, which are used to purchase these supplies at discount prices. Free baby wellness items are currently distributed during our food giveaway events and social service agencies.
What is Diaper Need?
The typical infant needs over 2,900 diapers each year. The gap between the number of diapers a baby needs and the number of diapers the family can afford is called diaper need.
Extreme Poverty Rates: Females 25 - 34 Largest Demographic Living in Poverty. According to the Census Bureau, 16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Duval County, FL (143k out of 891k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.
Lack of Government Assistance:
1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.
5 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
Diapers and wipes are NOT covered by any form of government assistance.
Babies require 6 to 12 diapers per day, and disposable diapers can cost as much as $70-$80 per month, per baby. Plus, wipes can cost an additional $30 or more, per month.
Diapers Are a Necessity:
Without an adequate supply of diapers, families are left with no choice but to keep their children in dirty diapers or to re-use soiled ones. Babies who remain in a soiled diaper too long are exposed to potential health risks, such as yeast and bacterial infections, and severe diaper rash.
Most childcare centers and early childhood education programs, including free and subsidized ones require parents to provide disposable diapers. Cloth diapers are not accepted at many childcare centers.
Parents in diaper need miss an average of 4 days of work per month.
How Can You Help?
Diaper need has a physical effect on children and a psychological effect on parents who are unable to provide this basic necessity for their children. If you would like to support our diaper program, please consider donating, hosting a diaper drive, or donating supplies.
Make a Monetary Donation (Tax-Deductible): Donate Here
You can support our Diaper Bank by purchasing supplies through our Wish-list: Walmart Registry for Good
Your funds will go directly towards diaper program operations, namely: purchasing diapers, wipes, and formula that will be distributed to individuals in need and partner agencies.
Host a Diaper Drive or Help Spread the Word! #DiaperNeed
If you are a social service or community organization and would like to partner with us for baby wellness supplies, please complete our partner interest form.
DIAPER DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:
Safe Future Foundation Diaper Bank accepts baby essentials such as unexpired/unopened baby formula, baby wipes, baby diapers (all sizes) at the following locations:
KYDS Children's Boutique
216 First St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Novel Co-working Space
25 N. Market Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
UF Health Jacksonville (OBGYN)
655 West 8th Street
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Care Center
Jacksonville, FL 32209
To learn more about how you can help or would like to host our diaper donation bin at your business, please contact us at email@example.com. Your support is greatly needed.
National Diaper Awareness Week: September 21-27, 2020
Duval County, Florida Mayor Lenny Curry Declares
September 21-27, 2020 as Diaper Need Awareness Week