A Sustainable Statewide Solution for Diaper Need
The Junior League of Champlain Valley (JLCV) founded their entirely volunteer-run diaper bank in 2018 to provide diapers to low-income Vermont families in Chittenden County. Five years later, the program is now statewide and increased demands have outpaced the organization’s ability to administer and organize it effectively.
The Alliance supports JLCV’s efforts to secure ongoing funding of $380,000 to support a long-term Vermont Diaper Bank that will work with the existing network of community partners to secure and distribute diapers to low-income Vermont families and alleviate diaper need in the state.
Data and Talking Points
- Diaper need impacts one in three U.S. families
- It can cost up to $80 per month to diaper a child
- In its first year, 2018, the JLCV Diaper Bank partnered with five organizations to distribute more than 35,000 diapers and diapering supplies in the Chittenden County area.
- In 2022, JLCV distributed a total of over 879,000 diapers throughout Vermont to 1,900 families per month through 57 community partners.
- Since its founding, the JLCV Diaper Bank has distributed over 2.5 million diapers.
Resources and Advocacy Tools
- Read about #diaperneed and spread the word with their infographic, Project summary, and FAQs
- Organize a diaper drive in your community (work, school, church). Access their Diaper Drive Toolkit to get started.