Operation Diaper Drive
will ensure that babies and toddlers in our community stay clean, dry and healthy.
Our 8th Annual Operation Diaper Drive is October 1st-31st! Help us reach our goal of 200,000 diapers!
YPN, in partnership with the Eastern Iowa Health Center and HACAP, hosts Operation Diaper Drive each October. This community-wide effort’s goal is to stock the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank with at least 50% of the diapers we distribute annually. Sponsors and business partners are invited to host collection bins and raise funds to help us purchase diapers.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the 2022 Operation Diaper Drive. Last year we collected more than 165k diapers and we plan to beat that number in 2023!
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! Families with low-income 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 decide between childcare and working or going to school.
Operation Diaper Drive ensures babies and toddlers in our community stay clean, dry and healthy.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR 2023 OPERATION DIAPER DRIVE SPONSORS!
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.”
CEDAR RAPIDS — Because of the economic hardship faced by many this year, one local nonprofit providing for some of the area’s littlest residents saw