Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy.

Diaper Need Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.

Acting together — individuals, diaper banks, faith-based institutions, service providers, businesses, organizations and elected officials — we can get diapers to all babies in need.  This week is a great time to get behind the CNY Diaper Bank to help ensure local families have access to enough diapers to keep their babies clean, dry and healthy.

Diaper Need Awareness Week is the perfect time to:

  • Host a Diaper Drive-nothing builds awareness of diaper need like a diaper drive. It's easy, rewarding and your efforts WILL make a difference.
  • Donate $$$-We purchase diapers in bulk at less than half the retail cost.  Donate dollars to make the biggest impact.
  • Donate Diapers-We accept new packs and open packs of leftover diapers and pull-ups in all sizes.  Bring them along to our Diaper Need Awareness Week Event on the 23th or drop them off at any of our drop-off locations.
  • Spread the word.  Talk to others about this often overlooked consequence of poverty.  Share our website or a post on Facebook.  Print a flyer to post in your office, at church or at your child's school.  You might inspire someone else to make an impact.