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. 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:

2018 Community Partners

2018 Diaper Drop Off Locations:

A Child's Garden, 204 Main Street, Northampton

All Saints Church, North Street, Ware

Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, Amherst

Big Y, 136 N King Street, Northampton

Big Y, University Drive, Amherst

Big Y, 10 College Hwy Rt 10, Southampton

Big Y, 148 West Street, Ware

Big Y, 44 Willimansett St., South Hadley

Cooley Dickinson, 30 Locust Street, Northampton

Dale Frank Insurance, 2 Amherst Road, Sunderland

Easthampton Community Center, 12 Clark Street, Easthampton

Easthampton Savings Bank, 770 Main Street, Agawam

Easthampton Savings Bank, 40 State Street, Belchertown

Easthampton Savings Bank, 241 Northampton Street, Easthampton

Easthampton Savings Bank, 36 Main Street, Easthampton

Easthampton Savings Bank, 100 East Street, Hadley

Easthampton Savings Bank, 297 King Street, Northampton

Easthampton Savings Bank, 21 Locust Street, Northampton

Easthampton Savings Bank, 605 Granby Road South Hadley

Easthampton Savings Bank, 134 College Highway, Southampton

Easthampton Savings Bank, 85 Broad Street, Westfield

Fitness Factory, Ware Millyard, Ware

Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

GoBerry, 28 Amity Street #1, Amherst

Hampshire County Jail, 205 Rocky Hill Road, Northampton

Hampshire Regional YMCA, 286 Prospect Street, Northampton

Jubilee Cupboard, 20 Park Street, Ware

Northampton Survival Center, 265 Prospect Street, Northampton

Northampton Survival Center, 40 Main St., Goshen

Monson Savings Bank, West Street, Ware

St. Mary’s Church, South Street, Ware

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

Thornes Market Place, 150 Main Street, Northampton

United Church of Ware, Church Street, Ware

WalMart, 180 N King Street, Northampton

WalMart, 352 Palmer Road, Ware

Westhampton Congregational Church, 1 Tob Hill Road, Westhampton

Wilton’s Children’s Store, Millyard,Ware