Diapers with Grace
Diapers with Grace
At Grace Episcopal Church we know that God’s children have received grace freely, abundantly, and unearned. Sharing diapers with our community is our way of sharing this love by freely giving to the children who need help here in Pike Road.
Need diaper assistance?
Grace Episcopal Church will supply supplemental diaper assistance through distributions on the third Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 for residents of Pike Road and surrounding areas. Applications need to be filled out in advance so that we can be prepared with the right number of diapers and sizes for those who have requested assistance. The application is available here.
Please note that we cannot accommodate specific requests for styles or brands, as we are dependent on donations. We do not take on any responsibility or liability whatsoever for products we are distributing.
Please remember that the diapers are for the intended child in need and not to be sold or distributed to other people. Depending on diaper size, each child will receive between 30 and 40 diapers.
Diaper need is the struggle to provide a sufficient number of clean diapers to ensure that each diaper user can be changed out of wet or soiled diapers as often as necessary. Every parent and caregiver deserves the dignity of having what they need to keep their infants and toddlers healthy.
Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy is key to building a solid foundation for all children to reach their full potential. But one in three families struggles to provide clean diapers for their baby. Purchasing diapers is not covered by government systems (such as SNAP or WIC) because they are considered “hygiene items.”
Diapers and wipes needs can cost over $100 per month. This cost forces some families to reuse disposable diapers, or leave babies in diapers longer than they should, which can lead to diaper rash, infections and other health problems. Babies who have diaper rash tend to cry more. More crying, coupled with the stress of living in need, raises the chances of child abuse.
Additionally, most child care facilities require parents to provide diapers for their child, with a minimum number of diapers per day requirement. Nationally, 57% of parents experiencing diaper need who rely on child care said they missed an average of four days of school or work in the past month because they didn't have diapers.
How to donate
Interested in conducting a diaper drive? Feel free to contact us and we’ll help you brainstorm. Diapers and wipes can be dropped at the church on Sunday mornings, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.
Financial contributions are greatly appreciated and can be made by clicking here and selecting Diapers from the drop down menu.