NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.—Bible Baptist Church has started a diaper bank to assist families in the church’s community and surrounding areas.
One in three families in the United States struggles to afford diapers for their children, the church points out. So throughout the year the church collects donations of diapers and baby wipes (as well as monetary donations) to distribute on designated days. Some of those donations of diapers and wipes come from a local food pantry and grocery store.
Prior to the giveaway, families register online to reserve two weeks’ worth of diapers in the correct sizes for their children.
At its first diaper giveaway, the church helped 18 families. “Each person was extremely grateful for a little generosity,” the church says.