Operation Diaper Drive
will ensure that babies and toddlers in our community stay clean, dry and healthy.
Eastern Iowa Health Center and YPN, in partnership with local Hy-Vee Food Stores and Drugstores holds Operation Diaper Drive each year in October. This community-wide effort has a goal to stock the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank with a one-year supply of diapers and wipes. All Cedar Rapids, Marion, Coralville, and Iowa City Hy-Vee Food Stores and Drugstores collect donations of diapers and wipes.
During our 6th Annual Diaper Drive we collected more than 165k diapers!
Diapers are one of the most basic needs for a family with a new baby. On average, a monthly supply of diapers costs $80. Add that up and one year of diapers costs nearly $1,000! Low-income families spend nearly 14 percent of their paychecks on diapers. Most daycare centers require parents to provide a daily supply of diapers. When families don’t have enough diapers, parents have to stay at home instead of working or going to school.
Operation Diaper Drive ensures babies and toddlers in our community stay clean, dry and healthy.
How you Can help!
Prior to 2020, Andy and his fiancé, had never needed to utilize a community service. Andy shares, “I have always worked and was able to provide for my family, so it was humbling to admit that we needed a hand.” After seeing a news article, they quickly got in line. “When we arrived and saw the line of cars, it was evident that this organization truly cared about those in need after such a rough year – I don’t know what we would’ve done without them.”