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Diaper Need


In Virginia, 36% of all three-year-olds live in low income families.  In 2011, 13.1% (or 1 in 8) of all children under the age of 5 lived in poverty in Fairfax County.  Many more children live in homes above the poverty level, but below the level of self-sufficiency income.  A 2010 study conducted by Huggies Every Little Bottom found that 1 in 3 families struggle with providing diapers for their children.  We invite you to watch their short video.

Families with children in need often rely on Federal programs such as Food Stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  However, these programs cannot be spent on diapers and diaper wipes.  

Diapers are a constant, expensive basic necessity for every child.  On average, a baby needs 8-10 diapers per day.  This can cost as much as $120 per month.  If a family cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers, then their child is put at a very real risk for health problems.  Diaper need causes painful diaper rashes which can lead to serious infections.

Every baby needs to be kept clean and dry, but it is often difficult for food banks and other social service organizations to be able to provide enough diapers to serve the needs in the community.

The Serve a Village Diaper Bank collects, purchases, and stores large quantities of diapers.  We distribute them monthly, free of cost to our recipient partners.  Our recipient partners are established nonprofits in Northern Virginia who effectively serve families in need.

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Our financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.  P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, Virginia 23218