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Holy Huggies, Round #2

We just received a giant tower of Huggies diapers through a partnership with the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.).  This is in addition to the 2 semi truck loads of diapers we received a number of month ago!  We’re so excited to offer these diapers to our agency partners who will distribute them to families who can’t afford to pay the high ticket price on an item that is so often a necessity.  Diapers can cost as much as $100 a month and cannot be bought with the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Most childcare programs require parents to provide disposable diapers for their children’s use, so a lack of diapers can keep children out of childcare, forcing their parents to stay home from work.  Some parents try to stretch their diaper supply by leaving the children in diapers longer between changes or by reusing disposable diapers, but these measures can affect the health and emotional well being of children and their families.  Cloth diapers are not a solution because many families are without out easy access to laundry facilities.

This donation was made as part of partnership between K.I.D.S. and NDBN to distribute 20 million Huggies brand diapers to families in need throughout the U.S. in 2012.  To address today’s dire need for diapers, every three months, K.I.D.S. and NDBN will distribute five million diapers, donated by Huggies Every Little Bottom, to more than 90 diaper banks, food banks and other such agencies for families in need across the United States.  Huggies Every Little Bottom was launched in 2010 with the sole purpose to help address the issue of diaper need in North America. Since its inception, the program has donated more than 60 million diapers toward this cause.

We are so incredibly grateful for the generosity of Huggies, NDBN, and K.I.D.S! 


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