Updated: Apr 24, 2020
For parents who were already struggling with low-wage jobs, lack of affordable childcare and meeting their family’s basic needs, the stresses of COVID-19 are increasing exponentially. The concern is that COVID-19 is dis-proportionally impacting children and families who already lacked access to clean diapers and other necessities. They need our help.
Fortunately, the Diaper Bank of Skagit County (DBSC) has been able to continue distributing diapers to its community partner agencies since the beginning of COVID-19. Although, our largest partner agency, Community Action of Skagit County in Mount Vernon, has suspended all in-person services, WIC case-managers at Community Action have been counseling clients by phone; and with “social distancing procedures” in place, have enabled clients to stop by WIC Community Action and pick up diapers if needed.
We continue to work diligently to prepare for the increasing needs for diapers in Skagit County. This is how we can work together with others in our community to protect young children and their families. During this time, we are going to need your support to meet this basic need of our families, friends, and neighbors in the months ahead.
Our Annual May Drive is around the corner, and for a second year, a family who likes being known as “friends of the Diaper Bank” has pledged to match your donations up to $5,000, dollar for dollar. What an opportunity for giving and doubling your impact!
The Diaper Bank of Skagit County became a nonprofit in January 2018. We work to ensure families struggling with the high cost of diapers, have an adequate supply. On a normal month, our program distributes 12,000 diapers to 500 children and families in need. So far, thanks to our donors and volunteers, we have been able to distribute a quarter million diapers. Always remember, babies are our future. We are certified diaper bank members of the National Diaper Bank Network, on a mission to End Diaper Need in America.