Diaper Drive - August

Our United Way holds an annual Diaper Drive in August, and we’ve been known to have some fun—no ifs, ands, or butts about it—as we collect the generous donations. But there is nothing funny about the real need in our region for clean diapers.

Some facts to consider :

  • One in three American families report experiencing diaper need. Diapers are a basic need for all babies and their families, yet some caregivers are not able to provide enough diapers to get through the day.

  • Infants and toddlers need about eight to 12 diapers per day. Diapers can cost over $100 per month, per child.

  • That’s roughly 7% of the take home pay of a single parent living at the federal poverty line. Because of this, many families decide between changing a diaper or paying a utility bill or buying food each month. Food Stamps and WIC cannot be used to buy diapers even though diapers are a basic need for infants and toddlers.

If it’s August, check out our Diaper Drop Off locations, and drop off a box of disposable diapers or some wipes. The sizes most in demand are 4, 5, and 6. Pull-Up training pants are helpful too!

All of the diapers and wipes we collect go to these partner agencies, who have their own diaper banks for families in need:

2019 Community Partners

2019 Diaper Drop Off Locations:

All Saints Catholic Church 17 North Street, Ware

Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, Amherst

bankESB, 770 Main Street, Agawam

bankESB, 40 State Street, Belchertown

bankESB, 241 Northampton Street, Easthampton

bankESB, 36 Main Street, Easthampton

bankESB, 100 East Street, Hadley

bankESB, 297 King Street, Northampton

bankESB, 21 Locust Street, Northampton

bankESB, 605 Granby Road South Hadley

bankESB, 134 College Highway, Southampton

bankESB, 85 Broad Street, Westfield

bankESB, 170 Sargeant Street, Holyoke

Big Y, 136 N King Street, Northampton

Big Y, University Drive, Amherst

Big Y, 10 College Highway Route 10, Southampton

Big Y 148 West Street, Ware

Cooley Dickinson Women’s Health Waiting Room 30 Locust Street, Northampton

Cooley Dickinson Women’s Health Waiting Room 22 Atwood Drive, Northampton

Cooley Dickinson Women’s Health Waiting Room 170 University Drive, Amherst

Cooley Dickinson Midwifery Waiting Room Denniston Drive

Comfort Kitchen Restaurant 4 Main Street, Huntington

Easthampton Community Center, 12 Clark Street, Easthampton

Encharter Insurance, 25 N University Drive, Amherst

Fitness Factory 40 East Main Street, Ware

Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

Freckled Fox, 1 North Main Street, Florence

GoBerry, 28 Amity Street #1, Amherst

Greenfield Savings Bank, 325 King Street, Northampton

Greenfield Savings Bank, 207 Main Street, Northampton

Greenfield Savings Bank, 140 Russel Street, Hadley

Greenfield Savings Bank, 6 University Drive, Amherst

Greenfield Savings Bank, 108 N Pleasant Street, Amherst

Hampshire Regional YMCA, 286 Prospect Street, Northampton

Jones Group Realtors 200 Triangle Street, Amherst

The Jones Library 43 Amity Street, Amherst

Jubilee Cupboard, 20 Park Street, Ware

Kelly’s Home & Garden, 81 Springfield Road, Westfield

M N Spear Memorial Library 10 Cooleyville Road, Shutesbury

Munson Memorial Library 1046 South East Street, Amherst

Northampton Survival Center, 265 Prospect Street, Northampton

Northampton Survival Center, 40 Main St., Goshen

Old Creamery Co-op 445 Berkshire Trail, Cummington

St. John’s Episcopal Church of Ashfield, South Street Ashfield

Stop and Shop, 440 Russell Street, Amherst

Stop and Shop, 228 King Street, Northampton

TDBank, 243 Triangle Street, Amherst

TDBank, 175 Main Street, Northampton

The Toy Box, 201 N Pleasant Street, Amherst

The Village Closet, 2 Main Street, Cummington

Trinity Episcopal Church Park & Pleasant Street, Ware

Thornes Market Place, 150 Main Street, Northampton

United Church of Ware 49 Church Street, Ware

Walmart 180 N King Street, Northampton

Ware Town Hall 126 East Main Street, Ware

Westhampton Congregational Church, 1 Tob Hill Road, Westhampton

West Cummington Church 27 West Main Street, Cummington

Wilton’s Chrildren Store 50 East Main Street, Ware