About The Diaper Train
The Diaper Train provides diapers to low-income families in Wake County, improving the lives of babies and toddlers. The program is run by volunteers and serves over 500 children each month. Volunteers work with churches, businesses, schools and civic groups to collect diapers, baby wipes and children’s books.
- Diapers are distributed to Partner Agencies (crisis centers, transitional programs and emergency food pantries) to assist the families they serve.
- Families with a referral may come to Saint Saviour’s Center once a month on Thursday mornings between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to receive diapers, wipes (when available) and children’s books. Families must live in Wake County and have a referral from an approved Referring Agency.
Across the nation, there is a critical need for disposable diapers for low-income families. Here are some of the issues families face:
- Diapers are often an overwhelming expense for families, as they cost up to $80 per month per child, and they are not covered by food stamps or other public assistance programs. A national study shows that 1 in 3 families struggle to provide diapers for their children.
- Many children suffer from health problems due to a lack of clean and dry diapers. Children whose diapers are not changed regularly cry more frequently, which can result in abuse.
- Most licensed daycare facilities require that parents provide disposable diapers for their children. In order to do so, parents may have to make difficult choices between purchasing diapers and paying for rent, food, utilities or gas.
- Cloth diapers are often not an option for the families we serve. Many poor families do not own a washing machine, and most laundromats do not allow cloth diapers.
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How TriMark Got Involved
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