Effective Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank will return to our participant model. Participants will need tickets to receive diapers and regular limits will apply.
On the following dates, Diaper Bank will offer 50 diapers to community members:
- Wed., April 28 – 3 – 6:30 p.m.
- Wed., May 26 – 3 – 6:30 p.m.
- Wed., June 30 – 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Community members interested in joining Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank, please call YPN at 319.364.8909, HACAP at 319.393.7811 or Eastern Iowa Health Center at 319.730.7300 to learn more information about joining the diaper bank.
Hours have been reduced to encourage social distancing, staying at home and for the safety of participants and staff. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319.364.8909.
EIDB is operating a drive-thru model. Please pull behind the building on 6th street, remain in your car and staff will assist you. If you are walking, please come into the alley and staff will assist you from a safe, 6-foot distance.
Monday: 1 PM – 5 PM
Thursday: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
EIDB encourages everyone to social distance, wash hands often and stay at home if you are sick.
About Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank
Eastern Iowa Health Center (EIHC) and YPN serve children and families on a daily basis. The majority of those served are low-income families and both organizations saw a common need: Diapers. So simple, yet so important.
Some of the most financially stressed parents – the poorest in our community – can also spend nearly 14% of their paycheck on diapers. For them, the lack of diapers can make the difference between being able to pay rent, put food on the table, or even take a child to daycare so they themselves can go to work.
Seeing the hardship that diaper costs creates for some of the community’s most vulnerable families, the Eastern Iowa Health Center and YPN have collaborated to create the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank. Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank distributed more than 600k diapers to participants and community members in 2020. Our mission is simple: To provide families in need with diapers. Currently, the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank is serving clients of EIHC and YPN.
The Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). The network is leading a national movement to safeguard one of the most basic needs of all babies and their families, access to clean, dry diapers. Access to clean diapers improves the physical, mental and economic well-being of babies, families, and communities.
Eastern Iowa Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center dedicated to providing quality Family Practice, OB/GYN and Pediatric services in eastern Iowa. It is a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical home – the country’s highest designation – offering comprehensive primary healthcare services to the community, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please visit www.easterniowahealthcenter.com.
Founded in 1985 by community leaders who recognized that there was a lack of support for young families in Cedar Rapids, YPN programs nurture parents and children to support healthy family dynamics and positive futures. Thanks to the extensive collaborative relationships that have been formed in the community, YPN is often the first point of contact for families who are in need of additional support. For more information, please visit www.youngparentsnetwork.org