Change a Diaper, Change a Life - WE ARE HAVING A DIAPER DRIVE
Families and Children need help with this basic need.
· $120 average monthly cost of disposable diapers per baby
· 1 in 4 children in Houston live in poverty
· Up to 12 Diapers per day are needed by infants and 8 diapers by toddlers
· 1 in 3 parents report suffering from diaper need
A Shortage of Diapers causes children to develop health concerns such as diaper rashes & urinary tract infections.
Lack of diapers causes family stress, depression and can lead to anger/abuse toward a child who is uncomfortable in a wet diaper.
Many federally-funded safety net programs—including Medicaid, WIC, and SNAP—do not subsidize diapers. And even if parents join the workforce to change their financial situation, childcare may be limited, as most daycares require diapers.