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Diaper Bank

The Short Years Diaper Bank provides diapers to qualifying families in our Parents as Teachers program across all our service counties, as well as to the qualifying public in Warren County. Beginning in July, we'll expand our services to the qualifying public in Marion and Madison Counties!

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Why a Diaper Bank?

Babies can require up to 12 diapers a day to stay clean, dry, and healthy. Yet, nearly half of all U.S. parents report they cannot afford an adequate supply for their children, this is known as diaper need. Diaper Banks are stepping up to meet this essential community need. Consider these stats:

  • $80:  The monthly cost of disposable diapers per child.

  • 1-in-4:  The number of parents who report having to miss work or school because they did not have enough diapers to drop their child off at childcare, resulting in an average of 5.1 missed workdays in the past 30 days.

    • This translates to a loss of $296/month for a parent earning the federal minimum wage.

  • 50:  The average number of diapers families lack each month.

  • Zero:  The number of federal programs that provide assistance with diapers.

Basic needs aren't just basic; they're essential. The Short Years Diaper Bank provides eligible families with 50 supplemental diapers per child each month. With your support, we can ease this financial strain on parents and ensure our community's most vulnerable have this essential need met.

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How to Get Involved

Donate Diapers: New or Open Packages

The Short Years Diaper Bank supports families by providing diapers from newborn to size 7. We welcome donations of all sizes, both new and open packages, including pull-ups and training pants. Currently, our greatest needs are for sizes 3 and 7 diapers. Donations of new packages of wipes are always very appreciated by families.

 

Support Us Online 

Prefer to help online? Check out our Amazon Wish List to easily donate items that families in our community urgently need.

Diaper donation sites are at the following locations:

We're continually growing our donation sites across the counties we serve. If you have a suggestion for a donation location, please let us know!

Host a Diaper Drive

Diaper drives are great projects for groups of all kinds—student councils, church groups, families, and more.  Contact volunteer coordinators to learn more!

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do! Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Sponsor

Sponsors are critical for the operation of the Diaper Bank. Contact the Diaper Bank to learn more.

 

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Monthly Pick-Up

The Short Years Diaper Bank (SYDB) provides diapers to qualifying families in our Parents as Teachers program across all our service counties (Dallas, Madison, Warren, Marion, & Jasper), as well as to the qualifying public in Warren County. Beginning in July, we'll expand our services to the qualifying public in Marion and Madison Counties as well, registration is open now!

 Steps to Receive Diapers:

  1. Complete our Intake Form: This form helps determine your eligibility and must be updated annually. 

  2. Register Each Month: Visit our events tab to register for the diaper pick-up in your county. Please check the events page for registration details.

  3. Pick Up Your Diapers! Diaper pick up is on the 4th Thursday every month. Pick up locations and times will be confirmed in the registration process.

 

​A few things to note:

  • Registration: Only a parent or legal guardian may register for diapers; however, you can arrange for someone to pick up on your behalf if you are unable to attend the set pick up day/time.

  • Diaper Sizes: We make every effort to accommodate diaper sizes Newborn through size 7, but availability is limited to stock on hand.

  • Brand Requests: We are unable to accommodate requests for specific brands or training pants.

  • Supplemental Program: This program is intended to be supplemental, so the diapers provided may not meet all your diaper needs.

  • Eligibility: Begins prenatally at 32 weeks and continues until your child reaches 4-1/2 years of age.

  • Immediate Need: If you have an urgent need or unique situation, please reach out to us at diaperbank@shortyears.org.

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