North Plainfield, NJ – On Saturday, September 15, Moms Helping Moms Foundation held a fun, kid-friendly Stuff-the-Truck diaper drive at the New Providence Community Pool in honor of Diaper Need Awareness Week. The event, sponsored by North Plainfield Nissan, was a huge success with community members donating 8,200 diapers for low-income families.
The Mayor of New Providence, Al Morgan, attended the event and honored Moms Helping Moms Foundation with a proclamation recognizing Diaper Need Awareness Week. He said, “Moms Helping Moms is a terrific organization working hard to ensure that our low-income families have access to essentials like diapers. Presenting this proclamation is an honor and signifies the importance of diaper need and the necessity to make diapers affordable.”
Bridget Cutler, Executive Director of Moms Helping Moms, commented, “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.”
Diaper Need Awareness Week (DNAW) is September 24-30. DNAW is an initiative started by the National Diaper Bank Network to bring national attention and mobilize efforts to end diaper need. Diaper need is the challenge to provide babies with an adequate supply of clean, dry diapers. One-in-three families in the United States experience diaper need. A baby uses close to 2,800 diapers during its first-year, the cost of which is about $1000 – an insurmountable expense for many.
Moms Helping Moms Foundation is a baby supply and diaper bank founded in 2011 that provides essentials for low-income children like diapers, wipes, clothes, shoes, strollers and more. Each year, Moms Helping Moms distributes more than 300,000 items to local families. To learn more, or to donate, please visit www.momshelpingmomsfoundation.org.