Morris Diaper Bank

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Why diapers, you ask?Morris Diaper Bank
Children and those with a disability are vulnerable to physical and emotional distress when financial resources prevent the purchase of enough diapers. Imagine a baby who only receives two or three diaper changes each day, instead of a healthy ten to twelve changes.

Diapers are a basic necessity, not a luxury. Our Morris Diaper Bank engages everyone in the community to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens receive a healthy daily change of diapers. The Morris Diaper Bank also reflects community collaboration at its best – children, families, churches, schools and businesses collecting diapers twice a year; dozens of non-profit organizations distributing diapers to the most vulnerable children and families they currently serve. Our non-profit distribution partners include Birthright of Dover, Children on the Green, Homeless Solutions, Family Promise of Morris County, Little People’s Academy, NORWESCAP Early Head Start Program, Street Smart Outreach Program, The Salvation Army Dover Corps and John Corr Family Resources. As we are assured of adequate resources to support diaper need we will expand our community partnerships.

Help position the Morris Diaper Bank to better meet diaper need for our children and older adults. Our goal is to collect and distribute more than 100,000 annually. Morris Diaper Bank has linkages with key community partners and coordinates diaper need awareness campaigns, collection, transportation, storage, and distribution of diapers to needy individuals through our network.

Fast Facts

  • 1 in 3 families in the U.S. cannot afford enough diapers to keep their baby clean, dry and healthy.
  • Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby and toddler who require 10-12 diapers daily.
  • Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps and are not available through programs such as Woman and Infant and Children (WIC), Medicare or Medicaid.
  • 4.1% of Morris County children under 5 years of age and 13% of New Jersey infants and toddlers live in poverty.
  • Cloth diapers are not an option. Child care programs require disposable diapers for sanitary reasons. Homeless families do not have private laundry facilities. Cloth diapers are not readily available for adults.

Impact On Children

  • In low-income households, a child may be in a single diaper all day or longer, increasing risk of health problems from skin diseases to hepatitis.
  • A baby crying non-stop from being in a soiled diaper for a prolonged period of time is more likely to be abused.
  • Without diapers babies and toddlers cannot attend child care – without childcare, parents cannot go to work.

Impact on disabled infants, toddlers and adults
Many disabled babies never outgrow the need for diapers – not when they are 8 or 18, or an adult. Diaper costs are not covered as medical necessities and can devastate families. For child care, school, and job training, many disabled children and adults require incontinence supplies.

Impact On Older Adults
10-20% of adults over 65 suffer from some degree of incontinence. Healthy low-income adults may not be able to afford adult diapers and may become homebound or develop frequent urinary tract infections requiring medical care or hospitalization.

Want to get involved?
See below:

DONATE DIAPERS

Host a diaper drive at your workplace, congregation, organization or collect diapers* at an upcoming party or family event. Volunteer to sort and pack diapers for participating community partners. Diapers may also be dropped off at 111 Howard Boulevard., Suit. 104, Mt. Arlington, NJ – Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Child & Family Resources can only accept unopened packages of diapers. To donate opened packages or loose diapers, please contact North Porch Women & Infants Center at 973-537-0392.

DONATE DOLLARS

Host a fundraising event or donate through our website shopping cart. Every dollar donated goes toward purchasing diapers through business partners such as Jet.com at deep discounts. No shipping charges are applied and since we are a 501(c) 3 organization, we are tax exempt. Examples of our purchasing power and estimated quantities are:
  • $25 = 200 diapers
  • $100 = 800 diapers
  • $200 = 1500 diapers
  • $500 = 4000 diapers
For information on hosting a diaper drive, fundraising event or donating dollars through this website call 973-398-1730 x183 or email diaperbank@cfrmorris.org.