Each month, there are more than 16,000 children in the Greater Cincinnati area experiencing diaper need – the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. In an effort to assist Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, a local Cincinnati organization, in providing diapers to low-income families while raising awareness of the basic health need for clean diapers, Rainbow Child Care Center locations throughout Cincinnati and northern Kentucky will be hosting a diaper drive.
From now through Mother’s Day, Rainbow Child Care families will be collecting diapers for all ages at their respective 20 area centers for families struggling to afford the six to 10 diapers a baby needs per day. The average cost of diapers for a baby per month is $70.
“Collections and donations like these are what allows our organization to continue to assist families throughout the greater Cincinnati area as this is not a need typically covered by social service programs,” said Megan Fischer, Executive Director & Founder of Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. “We are determined to be a launching pad for the future success of the children in our city, and we believe it all begins with being healthy, which ultimately depends on having a clean supply of diapers.”
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank provides diapers to social service organizations and government agencies that are helping families in crisis through comprehensive programs and services – ensuring the families that need diapers the most are the first ones receiving them.
“Through our work with families, we are familiar with the costs associated with raising children,” said Danielle Corbin, Midwest Regional Manager at Rainbow Child Care Center. “Our hope through our diaper drive is that we are able to help fill the diaper need gap and help the success of not only our own children, but children throughout the community.”
Rainbow Child Care Centers invites the community to help collect additional diapers.
To find out more about how you can help, visit sweetcheeksdiaperbanks.org.
Families seeking more information about Rainbow Child Care Center and how to register their children for preschool services are invited to visit www.rainbowccc.com or call 1.800.90.LEARN.