AUSTIN (KXAN) — Ask any parent — diapers are an essential. Many seniors need them too. And they’re expensive.
Austin’s Diaper Bank is expanding to meet the growing need with a new warehouse on North Burnet Road. For three years now they’ve been working to fill the diaper need.
The bank says it impacts about 12,000 children in Central Texas.
“Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education programs,” the Diaper Bank said, “Without childcare, parents cannot go to work.”
“We don’t want babies to sit in diapers longer than they need to. It is documented that 1 in 12 moms will stretch a diaper due to limited resources,” explains Beverly Hamilton. “We take diapers from across the community and get them to people in need, a baby, an older child or a senior citizen.
The diaper bank accepts donations from parents who’s children have outgrown them. There are also diaper drives like one this Saturday at the Northwest Recreation Center on Northland Drive.