Diapers are an essential for families with young children, yet nearly 1 in 3 Americans households cannot afford diapers.
That’s why CCRC is hosting a diaper donation drive and you can help ease the burden for families with infants and toddlers.
The event will be held at two CCRC locations, one in the San Fernando Valley and the other in the Antelope Valley, where people can come by to drop off their donations. The donated diapers will then be distributed to families in our local community at a later date.
Infants require up to 12 diapers per day and toddlers go through about eight diapers each day. Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month for a single baby, so your donations make a huge difference. In fact, one of the world’s top producer of diapers recently announced it would soon be increasing the cost of diapers even more.
“(The company) plans to increase net selling prices across a majority of its North America consumer products business. The increases will be implemented almost entirely through changes in list prices and are necessary to help offset significant commodity cost inflation,” Kimberly-Clark, which manufacturers diapers and other baby products, announced at the end of March. “Nearly all of the increases will be effective in late June and impact the company’s baby and child care, adult care and Scott bathroom tissue businesses.”
Families faced with lost wages due to the pandemic are already struggling to make ends meet and many are unable to keep up with the rising cost of this essential item. We need your help supplying families with the diapers they need to care for their children.
The drop-off event takes place May 1 at CCRC’s Van Nuys and Palmdale locations, where you can donate new, unopened packs of diapers from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is not required for the event. Please note that diapers will not be distributed at the event.