There’s a bottom line for babies. They all want to be clean and dry. This is ‘Diaper Need Awareness Week’ and a local non-profit is participating.
Across the U.S., there are more than five million infants and toddlers living in low income households. Many of these families struggle to pay for necessities.
“A baby takes anywhere from 6 to 10, maybe 12 diapers a day, and they’re very expensive. it costs $70 – $80 or more a month to try to supply diapers for their babies,” said Angie Francis.
There is just one diaper bank in the Terre Haute area, appropriately named ‘Covered With Love’. Angie Francis is the founder. “Every baby, no matter what, deserves to be clean, dry and healthy.”
The group gives away nappies, wipes and baby hygiene products. It is the only diaper bank in the area. There is a simple application process, and all clients remain confidential.
‘Covered with Love’ has several fundraisers and diaper drives underway. Their office is located at 2001 S. 1st Street in Terre Haute. Click here if you’d like to connect to more information.