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Choosing between a clean diaper for your baby and rent, food, bills or transportation is a choice no parent should have to make, yet it’s a choice many in our community face daily. We believe diapers should be part of the social safety net, and the Marin Diaper Bank is an important step in that direction. Postpartum Support Center addresses diaper need in our community by providing free diapers, and other basic necessities to families and children in need. 

One of the many reasons we need to grow the Diaper Bank is that it addresses racial and systemic inequities that start as early as infanthood, removing obstacles many families face to childcare and early education. Because a supply of clean diapers is required to attend most childcare programs, the Marin Diaper Bank increases access to these programs for low-income infants and toddlers, promoting their healthy development and well-being, and significantly increasing caregivers’ ability to work and go to school.

 

DO YOU NEED DIAPERS AND OTHER BABY SUPPLIES? 

Please use the forms/links below to submit your request to the Marin Diaper Bank. We distribute diapers and baby supplies once a month - next distribution is on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Deadline to submit applications for August distribution is August 15, 2022. On August 17 you will receive an email with the exact time and location for pick up.

 

Please make sure to submit the application for each month that you need diapers and supplies for. 

*If you are in immediate need of supplies, please let us know and we will try to help as soon as possible. 

*This program serves Marin County residents only. 

DIAPERS & BABY SUPPLIES REQUEST FORM

FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD DE PAÑALES Y SUMINISTROS PARA BEBÉ

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“Low-income mothers who don’t have enough diapers for their babies are more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than other mothers, according to new research from Yale University.”

— Psych Central

Marin Diaper Bank provides more than just free diapers - we listen to families' needs and we help them with the support of the community. 

Who is eligible to receive free supplies?
- Only Marin County Residents are eligible to apply with Marin Diaper Bank program. We help pregnant people in need; parents/grandparents/legal guardians of children 0-5 in need.  

What free supplies can I apply for? 
- You can apply for diapers, pull-ups, wipes, baby/toddler clothes (0m-5T), formula, bassinets, strollers, swings, changing pads, changing tables, cribs, bath tubs, highchairs, toys, books, breast pumps, nursing pads, menstrual pads, cooling pads, maternity clothes, baby bottles, disposable bed sheets, etc. Occasionally we have more supplies - it all depends on donations. 

What if I do not need diapers but need other supplies, may I still apply?
- Yes. If there is something else you need and we have it in stock, we will absolutely help you. 

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
- Please email info@postpartumsc.org for any questions you might have. Additionally, you can call or text our Support Line at 415-320-6707.

CURRENT NEEDS

ENFAMIL FORMULA

BABY WIPES

DIAPERS SIZES 4,5,6

STROLLERS

HIGHCHAIRS

BATH TUBS

BABY GIRL CLOTHES

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Volunteer at Monthly Marin Diaper Bank Distribution Days

Volunteer at Monthly Marin Diaper Bank Donations/Supplies Sorting Days

Marin Diaper Bank program works to improve baby and family well-being by increasing access to diapers and other basic necessities for families in need.

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 volunteering, donating, hosting a diaper drive, or donating supplies.

  • Host a Diaper Drive - You can host a diaper drive in your school, company, workplace, home, etc. on our behalf. Collect diapers and raise funds for Marin Diaper Bank. 

  • Become a Volunteer - This program is entirely run by volunteers, please join us if you are passionate about helping children in need.

  • Donate supplies - You can donate diapers of all sizes, pull ups, baby wipes, baby/toddler clothes (0m-5T) and shoes, formula (Enfamil and Similac), bassinets, strollers, swings, changing pads, changing tables, cribs, bath tubs, highchairs, toys, books, breast pumps, nursing pads, menstrual pads, cooling pads, maternity clothes, baby bottles, disposable bed sheets, etc. *Only supplies in a very good condition or new items are acceptable

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

San Anselmo Mini Storages

208 Greenfield Ave

San Anselmo, CA 94906

Monday-Friday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Contact us to arrange a larger pile drop-off at (415) 320-6707 or info@postpartumsc.org.

KIND REMINDER: Please only drop off items that are gently used/in very good condition, with no wear & tear, holes, and stains. Thank you, we appreciate your support and people helping people. 

To learn more about how you can get involved or if you would like to host a diaper drive, please contact us at info@postpartumsc.org. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.

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WHAT IS DIAPER NEED?

The gap between the number of diapers a baby needs and the number of diapers the family can afford is called diaper need.

 

  • Diapers are a significant expense, calculated in major monthly costs along with food and rent. 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. 

  • Food stamps and similar programs like WIC don’t cover diapers, but even if they did, it would not help this situation. As Goldblum notes, families who rely on food stamps “don’t have enough money to make it to the end of the month,” which means dipping into the food stamps for diapers would just mean less food.

  • 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.

  • Diapers are a necessity! Parents will often keep children in wet and soiled disposables for a long time — possibly even rinsing and reusing them. 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.