Operation Diaper Drive
will ensure that babies and toddlers in our community stay clean, dry and healthy.
Our 7th Annual Operation Diaper Drive is October 1st-31st! Help us reach our goal of 200,000 diapers!
Eastern Iowa Health Center and YPN, in partnership with Corridor Hy-Vee Food Stores 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 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.”
50 free diapers per family will be provided to ANY COMMUNITY MEMBER who visits us on the last Wednesday of the month from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Drive-up model located at 420 6th St SE – please pull into the
Thank You Sponsors
We are well aware we can not do this without the generosity of our community, partners, and sponsors. Thank you for helping us meet families needs. Contact us if you would like to be a sponsor or want to help.
2020 Was a Year Unlike Any In Recent History
As we reflect on the year for Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank (EIDB) the words that come to mind are hard work, gratitude, grit and grace. On March 23, 2020, EIDB opened to anyone in the community struggling with diaper need