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Diaper Bank hopes to stuff truck with 40,000 diapers

Posted September 4, 2013

The Diaper Bank of North Carolina will mark Diaper Need Awareness Week this month with a Stuff the Truck event at Northgate Mall.

BJ's Membership Club NC has donated 30,000 diapers to kick off the diaper drive. The Diaper Bank's organizers hope to collect another 10,000 additional diapers to distribute to needy families in Durham, Orange and Granville counties.

It's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 14, at Northgate Mall in Durham. The awareness week runs from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14.

The diaper bank formed earlier this year to serve parents who struggle to keep their young children in clean diapers.

According to the bank, it takes between 8 to 12 diapers a day to keep a baby clean and that can add up to a lot of money - more than $100 a month. WIC and food stamps do not cover diaper purchases and more than 25 percent of N.C. children live below the poverty line.

At the event, Durham Mayor Bill Bell will read an official Diaper Need Awareness Week proclamation. 

For details about the Diaper Bank, click here.

If you're in Wake County, the Diaper Train also distributes diapers to low income families.

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  • Desiderata Sep 5, 2013

    If you can't afford to feed and cloth your child, children. QUIT HAVING THEM ..Too many are relying on others and the needy are over looked for those who take when then really don;t need help. We let this happen ,, it is a shame ..

  • my2cents-justsaying Sep 5, 2013

    Hmmm....as a single mother, I want to support other struggling mothers. I hate to dog causes that are trying to be supportive of the community. I just have mixed feelings on this one--no matter how tough times were, I found a way to buy diapers for my son-- while working and going to school full time. I clipped coupons, bought store brand, and went without for myself.

    I understand emergencies happen, and everyone needs a bit of help every now and then, but to be a consistent source for parents who struggle to keep their children in clean diapers?

    Get some motivation! If you can't buy diapers for your child then what are you doing?!?!

  • JLAllen Sep 5, 2013

    We have also donated to Baby Basics of Apex, which is another worthy cause. http://www.babybasicsnational.org/apex/