Thanks to the generosity of Hoosiers statewide, The Villages of Indiana received 21,531 diapers during our Diaper Day on Aug. 23. Diapers will be distributed to Villages’ families across the state.
The Villages serves 3,000 children and families each day across the state of Indiana. Nearly 1,100 of these children are in need of diapers. Depending on diaper brand, a family may spend about $35 per week for their infant or toddler on diapers alone. Low-income families typically spend more because they buy in smaller quantities instead of benefiting from the savings of buying in bulk due to tight finances, according to the National Diaper Bank.
The ongoing diaper need not only impacts the health of the infant or toddler, but creates a stress for the parents and caregivers.
Although Diaper Day has come to an end, diapers will remain on The Villages’ Amazon Wish Lists as we seek to maintain a large supply for the families we serve. When you purchase a box of diapers on Amazon, it will be delivered directly to our office.
*To receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes, send the receipt to KCottingham@villages.org, as Amazon does not provide organizations a private donor’s information.