Stark County Diaper Bank participates in World's Largest Diaper Drive

2022-05-06 19:11:50 By : Mr. Lucy Zhang

CANTON – Stark County Diaper Bank, along with diaper banks and organizations from across Ohio and Minnesota, have joined for the World’s Largest Diaper Drive in an effort to collect two million diapers in one week, May 2-7, to help those most in need. 

“Every single day throughout Ohio, thousands of mothers must use (and re-use) diapers because they cannot afford to purchase enough diapers to keep their child clean, dry, and healthy,” said Shannon Hexamer, founder of Stark County Diaper Bank. “Federal assistance such as WIC and Food Stamps, do not cover the purchase of diapers. In Ohio, diapers are taxed creating more challenges for families.”

Stark County Diaper Bank provides emergency diaper support to families experiencing diaper need through Community Distribution Partners and Client Distribution Partners in Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Wayne and Medina counties. The nonprofit organization exists to help strengthen low-income families, secure an adequate monthly supply of fresh diapers for their children, and ensure that these babies get a healthier start in life. Since June of 2019, when the bank started, it has supplied its partners with 450,000 diapers. The organization has 20 distribution partners.

Stark County Diaper Bank especially needs sizes 4, 5, 6 and pullups.

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Businesses and organizations collecting diapers for Stark County Diaper Bank are: