1 in 3 families experience diaper need and 1 in 4 women struggled to purchase period products
It costs about $1000 each year to diaper a child and $478 each year to purchase period supplies for one woman or girl.
No public benefit programs allow for the purchase of diapers or period supplies
Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry and healthy is key to building a solid foundation for all children. Inadequate menstrual hygiene has been associated with infection and poor health-related quality-of-life.
Moms who don’t have enough diapers are 3 times more likely than their peers to suffer from depression and anxiety. Every tampon = 4 hours of a more focused, present, and confident person.
Children left in soiled diapers are uncomfortable and irritable. Fussy babies are at an increased risk of child abuse.
St. Louis Area Diaper Bank makes a BIG IMPACT in 2021!
VoyageSTL interviews Executive director Muriel Smith. Read the interview
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We could not do this without our generous sponsors. Thanks to the support of our friends, we are able to continue expanding our reach across the St. Louis region, providing diapers and period supplies to underserved populations in the community.
THE TILLES FOUNDATION
YouthBridge Community Foundation
Black Communities Investment Initiative of the St. Louis Community Foundation
Cardinal Investment Advisors