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 6 to 10 changes.

The Morris Diaper Bank reflects community collaboration at its best – children, families, religious organizations, schools and businesses collecting diapers to help keep our diaper bank stocked throughout the year.

Diapers are distributed through our network of non-profit partners to their clients in need. We are proud to be linked with Birthright of Dover, Children on the Green, Homeless Solutions, Family Promise of Morris County, Morris/Sussex/Warren Unemployment & Training Services, NORWESCAP Early Head Start Program – Denville, Street Smart Outreach Program, The Salvation Army Dover Corps, John Corr Family Resources and Zufall Health Center. 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 goals are to educate the community about the devastating crisis of diaper need, and to collect and distribute more than 100,000 annually.

Fast Facts

  • 1 in 3 families in America struggles to afford diapers for their children. In Morris County diapers cost $35.00 per week or $1,820 per year on average per child; babies need 6-10 diapers daily.
  • Federal assistance programs such as Food Stamps and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) do not cover diaper purchases.
  • 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. Many low-income families do not have private laundry facilities. Cloth diapers are not readily available for adults.

Impact On Children

  • A baby crying non-stop from being in a soiled diaper for a prolonged period of time is more likely to fall victim to shaken baby syndrom.
  • When parents run out of diapers, they are forced to withdraw their children from child care. Without proper child care, parents cannot work to support their families and cannot attend the schooling that will help them provide a firmer economic base for their family.
  • Diapers are a basic need for children, as essential to their health and well-being as food, shelter, and a parent’s love.

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

Organize a diaper drive at work, with a club, religious organization, or at a party or family event. Diapers may be dropped off at 111 Howard Blvd., Suite 104, Mt. Arlington, NJ Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call 973-398-1730 x183 or email cfrdiaper@cfrmorris.org for information or to schedule a diaper drive. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Child & Family Resources can only accept unopened packages of diapers. To donate opened packages or loose diapers, please contact North Porch Women & Infant Center, Dover, 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. For information on hosting a fundraising event or donating dollars through this website call 973-398-1730 x183 or email cfrdiaper@cfrmorris.org.

Checks are also accepted. Please make payable to Child & Family Resources and write Morris Diaper Bank in check memo section and mail to Child & Family Resources.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.