200,000 Diapers in September
We are on a mission to have 200,000 diapers donated during national Diaper Need Awareness Week – September 18th through September 24th, 2023. This will help us end diaper need in Greater Richmond through the end of the year.
LEARN ABOUT DIAPER NEED
1 in 2 Families Experience Diaper Need
Did you know 1 in 2 families experience diaper need? That’s up from 1 in 3 families before the pandemic. Support Little Hands Virginia’s diaper bank and help us Wipe Out Diaper Need in Greater Richmond for the rest of 2023.
Donate diapers today! Businesses and groups across the region are collecting diapers. Bring diapers or pull-ups in any size to a donation site on the map below (double check their hours first!), or to the Little Hands Virginia office.
Send diapers directly to Little Hands Virginia through our Amazon or Target Wishlist!
Or make a donation today to help us purchase diapers wholesale. For just $25 you can provide diapers for one month to a child experiencing diaper need in Greater Richmond.
MAKE A DONATION
Diaper Need in Greater Richmond
1 in 2 Families
Nationally, one in two families experiences diaper need today – regardless of age, race or income. That is up from one in three families in 2019, before Covid hit. With one in three children in Central Virginia living below poverty thresholds, and almost 40% in the city of Richmond specifically, the local need is high. The average household in need falls 19 diapers short each month. That’s why we provide packages of 25 diapers to each partner participating in our monthly Diaper+ Distribution Program.
Little Hands Virginia has seen a 300% increase in diapers requests from our partners for the families they serve in just the last year. At the same time, our partners have reported that they are receiving an increased volume of diaper requests from their clients and patients recently.
Earlier this year, Little Hands Virginia completed an office expansion that expanded our warehouse storage space. This enabled us to expand our bulk diaper distribution program to any of our 70+ partners interested in participating. We now distribute an average of 30,000 diapers each month to partners to for immediate diaper access for their clients and patients.
Getting to 200,000
So why the 200,000 diaper goal? That’s how many diapers we will need through the end of the year to meet the demand of our growing bulk diaper distribution program, as well as the diapers we provide to over 250 children each month through our individual request program. Your support means we won’t have to spend resources on purchasing more diapers for children this year. This allows us to allocate those resources toward meeting other critical needs of families in our community.
Drop off diapers and wipes at businesses and organizations across the region during Diaper Need Awareness Week. Check out the map below to find a donation site near you!
HOLD A DIAPER DRIVE OR BE AN ADVOCATE
It’s note too late to sign up to hold a diaper drive or be an advocate during Diaper Need Awareness Week to help us reach our goal of 200,000 diapers donated!
We will share a toolkit with you to make it as easy as possible! All you need to do right now is sign up HERE.
Who are we asking to hold a drive? Businesses, churches, schools, neighborhoods, community groups, restaurants, retail stores, community leaders, social media influences, media, and YOU!
5 TIPS TO HOLD A GREAT DRIVE