By focusing on diaper need, the IDB works to meet the basic needs of Idaho children & families.
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Its Birthday Month! IDB is 5 years old
September 21 Stuff The Bus
September 28 Jump 4 Babies
Sept 23-29 Diaper Need Awareness Month
Ready to get involved and start your own campaign to help raise funds for families in need?
Drop off diapers in Eastern Idaho at 840 Northgate Mile Suite 1, Idaho Falls
Diapers can’t be purchased with food stamps or WIC. Diapers are expensive and cost over $100 a month per child. With 46% of children in Idaho under the age of three living in poor or low-income families, there are 33,000+ families likely struggling to provide basic necessities like food, shelter and hygiene.
The consequences of diaper need are many, with health concerns, delaying development, and maternal depression being just a few.
Learn about Diaper Need
Ensure every diaper wearing person in Idaho has access to the diapers and diapering supplies they need to remain clean, dry, healthy and happy.
Collaborate with community partners to organize diaper drives, purchase diapers in bulk, and distribute diapers to nonprofit partner distribution organizations, ultimately assisting families and babies most in need.
There is zero governmental assistance for basic hygiene items like diapers. A lack of diapers is often a hidden consequence of poverty. Many Idaho babies are being left in wet diapers all day, which is not only uncomfortable for a baby, but a real health risk. By giving families something as simple as a diaper, we give them a glimpse of hope and a chance to get back on track financially and reduce overall family stress.
Diapers are essential to a child’s wellbeing and healthy development. Not having enough diapers can cause significant stress and mental health issues for the family. Diaper Need is a strong predictor of maternal depression.
Diapers Provided Each Month
Diapers Provided annually
distributing throughout southern idaho
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Idaho Diaper Bank also offers Cloth Diapering Kits to families in need who have an interest in learning how to use and care for their babies using cloth diapers. The IDB continues to be a proponent of offering as many choices as possible to families to help them meet their most basic needs. While cloth diapers are not practical for many families, we do know that for some families, cloth diapers-used exclusively, or in combination with disposables, can be a viable, cost-effective option.
The Idaho Diaper Bank was founded in 2014 by Shawna Walz and her family. Shawna was compelled to create the non-profit after learning about the tremendous need for diapers in our community and the negative impacts that result when families don’t have access to diapers…a very essential and basic need.
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Happy 5th Birthday IDB and Thank you Huggies for this gift!
We are thrilled to receive a donation from Albertsons Companies at their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting celebration at their beautiful, new Meridian lo
We were chosen for the second time to present to the collective philanthropy group IMPACT CLUB. Although we weren't chosen to receive the funds, we
$10 can help keep a baby dry for a month.
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Need more information? Get in touch with Idaho Diaper Bank today.
621 East King St, Meridian ID 83642
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