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Celebrating a Decade of Impact with the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank.

As we approach our ten year anniversary, we here, at St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, reflect on the profound impact we’ve had on the lives of families in our community over the last nine years. This year, our focus on dignity has been at the forefront of our mission. We believe that every child and individual deserves to start life with dignity, and that begins with providing them the sufficient amount of diapers and period supplies.

Through your support, we’ve been able to uphold this commitment by distributing almost 3.5 million diapers and 1.5 million period supplies to those in need. By doing so, we’ve empowered parents to care for their children without the added burden of diaper insecurity, or menstruators going on with their every day, and allowing them to maintain their dignity and pride.

1 in 2 Families Struggle to Afford Diapers

The year-end highlights a critical issue: an alarming increase in diaper need affecting almost half of families (47%) in 2023, up significantly from one-third in 2010. This distressing situation leads families to make tough choices, with 46% reducing essential expenditures in areas like entertainment, food, and utilities. The emotional toll is significant, as diaper need leads to stress and feelings of inadequacy among parents.

This issue spans all income levels, affecting 66% of low-income28% of middle-income, and 6% of high-income families. It also intersects with food insecurity, with 28% of those in need skipping meals. Your monetary donation is crucial in addressing this problem and supporting families, alleviating their stress and financial burdens. You can make a meaningful impact and brighten the future for our community.

Tax Credits

We’re thrilled to announce that the state of Missouri has designated $100,000 in tax credits for the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank under the Diaper Bank Tax Credit initiative, detailed in Section 135.621 RSMo.

As a valued supporter, your contribution of $250 or more to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank qualifies you for these tax credits, provided you pay Missouri taxes. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference while enjoying the benefits of the Diaper Bank Tax Credit program.

Join us in our mission, and together, let’s make a positive impact on our community. Explore the ways you can contribute and take advantage of this unique opportunity to give back.

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Creates a potty training kit for both toddler and parent.
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Will support 12 babies and their families for the remainder of the year.
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Supplies a partner organization with 25 period kits to distribute.
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Covers three babies with diapers for an entire year.
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It takes only $25 to ensure that one child will receive a month's worth of diapers.

We are able to do this work because of our generous donors. We are members of the National Diaper Bank Network which allows us to purchase diapers at a deep discount of $0.16 a diaper. The average diaper cost is anywhere from $0.23 to $0.60 a diaper, depending on size and brand. We also work with other suppliers to purchase in bulk, which is how we are able to serve about 65,000 babies a year and continue growing.

Corporate Philanthropy

We offer many opportunities for local corporations to get involved and give back to the community. St. Louis Area Diaper Bank welcomes you to join us in our work through volunteering (both remote and onsite), conducting a drive, or making a contribution. We have engaging opportunities to get you and your colleagues involved – hope to see you soon!

If your company is interested in becoming involved with St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, please complete this form and we will be in touch! To learn more, email info@stldiaperbank.org.

You are invited to join the Monthly Merries

Join the new giving club to support the period supplies program at the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank. When you make a pledge, gift or recurring donation, you help us ensure we can keep growing and serve more periods each year. Fight period poverty in the region all year long.

How your donation helps

  • $1,000 supplies 250 period kits
  • $750 supplies 187 period kits
  • $500 supplies 125 period kits
  • $250 provides 62 period kits
  • $100 provides 25 period kits
  • $50 provides 12 period kits