Moms Helping Moms Foundation, a baby supply and diaper bank, located at 1118 North Avenue in Plainfield, NJ will be recognizing National Diaper Need Awareness Week (DNAW) from September 23-September 29 with its first annual DNAW Volunteer Session on Wednesday, September 25th from 10am-12pm. Participants are encouraged to bring a pack of wipes or diapers and spend some time in the Foundation’s warehouse organizing, sorting and packing donations for NJ families in need. For more information or to sign up please click here .
Throughout the month of September local businesses and organizations will be sponsoring diaper drives collecting diapers of all sizes (loose and opened packages warmly welcomed), new packages of baby wipes and new baby hygiene products. Please stop by or contact the following to make a donation: Atlas Marble & Granite (Springfield), The Busy Bee (Millburn), The Chatham Summit Moms, Coldwell Banker (Maplewood), Franco's Barber Shop (East Hanover), Indigo Gymnastics (New Providence, Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield, Kidville (Summit), Max and Mia's Consignment Shops (South Bound Brook and Hillsborough), My Little Party Place (Berkeley Heights), Ono Bowls (Westfield), South Mountain YMCA (Maplewood), Stroller Xpress (Millburn), Summit Jewish Community Center, Summit YMCA, Super Heroes Deli (North Plainfield), The UPS Store (Summit), Warren Township Library, and Work and Play (South Orange).
Started in 2012, DNAW is an initiative created by the National Diaper Bank Network to bring national attention and mobilize efforts to end diaper need. Diaper need, experienced by one-in-three families in the United States, is the challenge to provide babies with an adequate supply of clean, dry diapers. Moms Helping Moms Executive Director Bridget Cutler states, “Chances are we all know someone, or have been the person, who has or will experience the struggle to afford diapers. Raising children is hard enough without having to worry about whether you have enough clean diapers. Moms Helping Moms is here to help parents and raise awareness about the critical role that diapers play in the health and well-being of families.”
Founded in 2011, Moms Helping Moms provides low–income children with essentials like diapers, wipes, clothes, shoes, strollers and more. Each year, Moms Helping Moms distributes more than 300,000 items to local families throughout New Jersey. To learn more, or to donate, please visit momshelpingmomsfoundation.org .