Join our Annual Holiday Diaper Drive BY:
Hosting a Diaper Drive at your location
Contact Dara Matson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Dropping Diapers & Wipes at participating locations
Mini Storages San Anselmo, St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross, Pond Farm Brewing, JCC San Rafael
Ordering Supplies from Target Wishlist
Making monetary donations
It can be hard to make ends meet for low or no-income families, 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 also collect monetary donations, which are used to purchase diapers and baby wipes at discounted prices. Every month Marin Diaper Bank serves 200-300 children and families in need.
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 and you will need to fill out the request form for each month you need supplies. The next distribution is on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Closer to the distribution date, 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 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. Here is the list of the most needed items:
HOW YOU CAN 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.
Purchase diapers directly from our Target's list of Needs: http://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/MarinDiaperBank *When you purchase diapers through the registry, Target doesn't share your contact information - please email us (email@example.com) to receive your donation receipt. We would like to get in touch and thank you.
Host a Diaper Drive
Become a Volunteer: Fill out the application HERE
You can support our Diaper Bank by dropping supplies at our locations below:
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) 326-3623 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.
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.