Healthy Steps Diaper Bank is a 501©3 non-profit organization that was created in 2013 by Susan Speese to address a silent crisis. Most public resources such as food stamps and WIC do not provide diapers. Therefore many families in our community were struggling to have a sufficient supply of diapers for their children.
Without a sufficient supply of diapers, parents are forced to keep babies in diapers longer than is healthy for the child or are forced to reuse diapers. Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities, will turn away a child who arrives without a day’s supply of disposable diapers. Without childcare, many parents are unable to go to work or school.
Providing diapers to families in need, and teaching proper diapering techniques, reduces risks of diaper rash, staph infections, and urinary tract infections. The result is a healthier child, fewer doctor and ER visits, and parents that feel confident in providing a basic need for their child.
Learn more at their website or by calling 717-919-2590.