The Bare Facts:
Every day in Oklahoma mothers face having to clean out and reuse soiled diapers or – sometimes – having to choose between diapers and other basic needs like food. Huggies recently conducted a study that found 1 in 3 American moms have had to face this choice.
At the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) we offer a public Baby Pantry to families faced with this obstacle and have offered this service to the community for more than 10 years. In 2011 we were able to provide 39,724 diapers to thousands of babies in our community without using a penny of our budget. How? Countless benefit drives and the support of a very caring community.
Getting to the Bottom of It
- Infants need up to 12 diapers per day; toddlers about 8 diapers per day.
- Government assistance, such as WIC and SNAP (i.e. food stamps), does not cover diaper purchases (or other paper goods).
- 42% of Oklahoma’s babies were born to single mothers in 2009.
- In low-income households, babies often spend the entire day or longer in a single diaper because the family cannot afford to buy an adequate supply of diapers (an adequate supply of diapers costs over $100/month).
Click here for more information about the importance of this service in our community.
Keeping Bottoms Covered
CCFI’s Baby Pantry provided over 30,00 diapers, over 500 cans of formula, and other basic necessities to thousands of parents and their babies in our community during 2011. This was made possible through the generosity of individual donors, corporations, and community organizations throughout the area via benefit drives and other forms of generosity.
Help a Little Bottom Today:
Together, we can help more babies have enough diapers and essential items to prevent adverse experiences, like diaper need, early in life. The CCFI Baby Pantry survives only on in-kind and monetary donations, and relies on community support to keep it stocked with baby items like formula, diapers and wipes. Click here to send items directly to the CCFI Baby Pantry.
Click here to see ways you can give to the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI).
If you are interested in hosting a benefit drive or for more information about getting involved, contact:
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