It can be hard to make ends meet, especially in Marin County, and especially during the pandemic. Postpartum Support Center addresses diaper need in our community by providing free diapers and baby essentials to families and children in need. We collect diapers, pull-ups, wipes, formula and other baby/toddler supplies (depending on parents' needs). We also collect monetary donations, which are used to purchase these supplies at discounted prices. No parent should ever have to make the choice between diapers or food!
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 every 3rd Saturday of the month. You will receive an email with the exact date, time, and location for pick up.
*If you are in immediate need of supplies, please let us know and we will try to help as soon as possible.
“Low-income mothers who don’t have enough diapers for their babies are more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than other low-income mothers, according to new research from Yale University.”
— Psych Central
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.
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 dropping supplies at our locations below
Host a Diaper Drive
Help Spread the Word
Visit our Target Wishlist: http://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/MarinDiaperBank
In difficult times like these, communities are the saving grace. Thank you all for helping our neighbors in need.
DIAPER DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:
PPSC Marin Diaper Bank accepts baby essentials such as unexpired/unopened baby formula, baby wipes, pull-ups, baby diapers (all sizes). Depending on need, we may collect other baby supplies as well.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN SAN ANSELMO
72 Kensington Road,
San Anselmo, CA 94960
*Please leave donations outside, across from the Duncan Hall.
Contact us to arrange drop-off if you are delivering a larger pile:
INSTRUCTIONS WHEN DROPPING OF DIAPERS AND OTHER BABY SUPPLIES:
Please wear your mask at all times
Please practice 6-feet physical distancing
It is ok to leave donations outside
May I bring other baby supplies, such as baby rash creams, shampoos, lotions, strollers, etc. - Yes, but we ask you to please contact us with more details.
May I bring diapers that are no longer in their original package? - If the diaper box has been opened but the diapers are still in their original unopened wrapping then we can accept those diapers, and please mark diaper size on the package. However, due to the pandemic and our safety protocols, we cannot accept exposed diapers that cannot be sanitized.
May I order diapers and wipes online and have them delivered to the Diaper Drive Location? - Yes, that is ok.
To learn more about how you can help or would like to host our diaper donation drive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your support is greatly needed.