Postpartum Support Center addresses diaper need in our community by providing free diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, and basic necessities 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 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 - next distribution is on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Closer to the distribution date, you will receive an email with the exact date, 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.
“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 email@example.com for any questions you might have. Additionally, you can call or text our Support Line at 415-320-6707.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Volunteer at Monthly Marin Diaper Bank Distribution Days
Volunteer at Monthly Marin Diaper Bank Donations/Supplies Sorting Days
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your donation receipt. We would like to get in touch and thank you.
Host a Diaper Drive
Become a Volunteer
You can support our Diaper Bank by donating supplies and dropping them off at the location 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) 320-6707 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.