The United Way of Hampshire County's 2018 Diaper Drive will run between August 1st and August 29th!
What is Diaper Need?
Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to make sure babies and toddlers remain clean, dry and healthy. 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need. Diapers are a basic need for all babies and their families, yet some care givers are not able to provide enough diapers to get through the day.
Why is it important?
Infants and Toddlers need about 8 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.
How can you help?
Stop by one of our Diaper Drop Off locations (list below) and drop off a box of disposable diapers or some wipes. The sizes that are most needed are 4,5,and 6. Pull-Up training pants are helpful too! Our goal this year is 25,000 diapers and 25,000 wipes! Please help us wipe out diaper need by making a donation today!
Where do the diapers and wipes go?
All of the diapers and wipes collected will go to some of our amazing partner agencies who have their own diaper banks for families in need:
-Amherst Survival Center
-Easthampton Community Center
-Northampton Survival Center in Northampton & Goshen
-It Takes a Village
-Jubilee Cupboard at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ware
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- Agawam 770 Main Street, Agawam
Easthampton Savings Bank- Belchertown 40 State Street, Belchertown
Easthampton Savings Bank- Easthampton 1 241 Northampton Street, Easthampton
Easthampton Savings Bank- Easthampton 2 36 Main Street, Easthampton
Easthampton Savings Bank- Hadley 100 East Street, Hadley
Easthampton Savings Bank- Northampton 1 297 King Street, Northampton
Easthampton Savings Bank- Northampton 2 21 Locust Street, Northampton
Easthampton Savings Bank- South Hadley 605 Granby Road uth Hadley
Easthampton Savings Bank- Southampton 134 College Highway, Southampton
Easthampton Savings Bank-Westfield 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 Amherst 440 Russell Street, Amherst
Stop and Shop Northampton 228 King Street, Northampton
TDBank Amherst MA 243 Triangle Street, Amherst
TDBank Northampton, MA 175 Main Street, Northampton
The Toy Box 201 N Pleasant Street, Amherst
The Village Closet 2 Main Street, Cummington
Thornes Market 150 Main Street, Northampton
United Church of Ware Church Street, Ware
WalMart Northampton 180 N King Street, Northampton
WalMart Ware 352 Palmer Road, Ware
Westhampton Congregational Church 1 Tob Hill Road, Westhampton
Wilton’s Children’s Store Ware Millyard,Ware