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, are excited to announce the 6th Annual Operation Diaper Drive, a community-wide effort to stock the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank with a one year supply of diapers. All Cedar Rapids, Marion, Coralville, and Iowa City Hy-Vee Food Stores and Drugstores will be collecting donations of diapers and wipes from October 4-24, 2021.
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% 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 will ensure that 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.”
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. Community Days: Wednesday’s Nov. 17 – 3:30 – 5:30 P.M.(50 diapers per child) Dec.