One in three babies doesn't have enough clean diapers.
A lack of diapers has been linked to negative impacts on child health.
For just $10, you can keep a baby dry for a month.

How We Help

By focusing on diaper need, the IDB works to meet the basic needs of Idaho children & families.

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Why Diapers?

The struggle to provide clean diapers...

Diapers can’t be purchased with food stamps or WIC. Diapers are expensive and cost over $100 a month per child. With 53% of children in Idaho under the age of three living in poor or low-income families, there are 35,000+ 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.

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Our Vision

Ensure every diaper wearing person in Idaho has access to the diapers and diapering supplies they need to remain clean, dry, healthy and happy.

Our Mission

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.

$10 can help keep a baby dry for a month.

You can make an impact in a child's life.

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.

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We've been joyfully assisting the families of Idaho in need since 2013 and so far we have achieved...

40,000+

Diapers Provided Each Month

500,000+

Diapers Provided annually

40+ Partners

distributing throughout southern idaho

1800+ Babies

Served per month

 

  Our Story

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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Recent News & Events

22 May

St. Agnes Catholic Church Lentin Project 

St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weiser, Idaho, selected the Idaho Diaper Bank as the recipient of funds raised by the children of the church K-6th Grade… 

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29 Mar

Idaho Diaper Bank Receives Donation from Saint Alphonsus to Expand Service 

Saint Alphonsus' Women?s Healthcare Fund to provide $2,000 to support babies in need BOISE, Idaho ? Saint Alphonsus Women?s Healthcare Fund donate… 

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08 Mar

Idaho Mother and Philanthropist to Receive State and Nation Award 

Shawna Walz, executive director of the Idaho Diaper Bank, recognized with Mother of Achievement  BOISE, Idaho ? The Idaho Diaper Bank is honored t… 

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