What is Diaper Need?
Diaper need is the struggle to provide sufficient clean diapers to ensure that each diaper user can be changed out of wet or soiled diapers as often as necessary.
Diapers Are a Necessity:
Without an adequate supply of diapers, families have no choice but to keep their children in dirty diapers or reuse soiled ones. For too long, babies in a soiled diaper 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.
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.
Diaper Bank Assistance for Babies & Pregnant Mothers
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 higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest impoverished demographic are Females 25 - 34, Females 18 - 24, and Females 35 - 44.
Safe Future Foundation diaper bank provides diapers and other baby wellness supplies throughout Duval, Leon, Clay, St. John's, and Nassau counties. 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.
DIAPER NEED AWARENESS WEEK
Diaper need is a public health issue that impacts 1 in 2 families with young children across the United States. You can help call attention to address this issue during National Diaper Need Awareness Week. The Safe Future Foundation Diaper Bank has been awarded proclamations from the Mayor recognizing Diaper Need Awareness and the work that our foundation does to help babies in need.
DONATE DIAPERS TODAY!!
Help Can You Help the Safe Future Foundation Diaper Bank?
Diaper need has a physical effect on children and a psychological effect on parents who cannot provide this basic necessity for their children. If you want 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: 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, and baby diapers (all sizes) at the following locations:
KID TO KID (Mandarin)
10601 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Mon-Sat (9a-8p), Sun (12p-6p)
KID TO KID (Hodges Point)
13500 Beach Blvd. Suite 33, Jacksonville, FL 32224
Mon-Sat (9a-7p), Sun (12p-6p)
Angel Kids Pediatrics
2040 Riverview Street., Jacksonville, FL 32208
13443 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
Bartram Park Office
13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Unit 209 Jacksonville, FL 32258
6801 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216
P.O. BOX #10333 (Mail)
Jacksonville, FL 32247
To learn more about how you can help or would like to host our diaper donation bin at your business, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your support is greatly needed.