“Diapers are as essential to a baby’s healthy development as a mother’s love. Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy is key to building a solid foundation for all children to reach their full potential. But one in three families struggles to provide clean diapers for their baby.” – National Diaper Bank Network
After learning that there wasn’t a diaper bank in Pierce County, the Barrentine family started the diaper drive to help our neighbors in need. All diapers and wipes collected during the drive will be donated to The Food Connection at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Since 1982, this Tacoma non-profit has been assisting families and individuals who have additional needs.
They're excited to launch the 6th annual Tacoma Diaper Drive to benefit the St Leo Food Connection. Diapering a child is expensive and is not covered by WIC or food stamps. The cost runs about $75 per month per baby. If you do the math – that’s almost $1,000 a year. Last year you donated more than 25,000 diapers and 40,000 wipes during the drive, but due to the economic effects from COVID-19 that supply was exhausted by May. Needless to say, this year’s need is greater than ever.
THEIR 2020 GOAL: purchase 40,000 diapers and 80,000 wipes.
How can we help?
This Giving Tuesday, make a $25+ donation to Tacoma Diaper Drive, email us the proof and we will send you a $10 Gift Card to McCoy Kids. Limit one per Customer. Just like that!
Don't need the gift card? Let us know and we will send the $10 direct to Tacoma Diaper Drive in addition to yours (max $500 for the day).
Help us support our local community while getting a little back in return!