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Diaper Bank

Visit our Diaper Bank in Dane County for Madison Free Diapers

Diaper Bank in Dane County and Beyond

Pregnancy Helpline is the first Diaper Bank to serve Dane County. We are dedicated to helping families in Madison, Dane County and beyond by collecting and distributing thousands of free diapers each month to meet the diaper need in our community.  Our Diaper Bank is located inside our Sharing Center

Public Assistance

Our diaper bank is open to anyone in the public that is in need of diapers. Families may visit our Sharing Center once per month to receive free diapers, as well as other baby supplies. Diapers are given out in "bundles" of 25 - and families can receive two bundles each month.  All Sharing Center guidelines apply to our Diaper Bank.  Please see the Sharing Center page for details.

Partner Agencies

Pregnancy Helpline also partners with other agencies to expand its reach in providing diapers to those who need it. 

Diaper banks and Partnership  To apply to become a partner agency, email info@pregnancyhelpline.net 

Members of the National Diaper Bank Network

Pregnancy Helpline Diaper Bank in Dane County is the first member of the National Diaper Bank Network serving the area. This partnership provides us with valuable technical assistance as well as makes us eligible for bulk orders and large diaper donations through Huggies' Project Hug Campaign.


Diaper Need in Wisconsin

Diaper need refers to the serious problem of getting babies a sufficient supply of disposable diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy.

  • In Wisconsin, 44 percent (183,580) of young children live in low-income families.
  • 1 in 3 families experience diaper need.
  • Diapers cannot be bought with food stamps nor are they covered by WIC.
  • Without adequate diapers, parents make do without or stretch their minimal supply by leaving babies in dirty diapers longer or reusing diapers. Longer times in dirty diapers can lead to severe diaper rash and other health problems for children.
  • Babies without diapers often cannot be left with a childcare provider. Without childcare, parents are unable to go to work or school resulting in more parental stress and more tense, less nurturing home environments.

Diaper Need - Flyer


Diaper Drives

Pregnancy Helpline depends on donations of diapers to keep our Diaper Bank in Dane County stocked. Please help us by hosting a diaper drive!

Diaper Drive Ideas:

  • Put a pack-n-play in your church, daycare or workplace to collect diapers
  • Stuff the office" of a boss-or co-worker with diapers
  • Trick or treat for diapers at your school or church
  • Have guests bring diapers to a baby shower or birthday party
  • Raise money to buy diapers with a bake sale, car wash or silent auction

Our Diaper Bank Coordinator can assist your diaper drive with marketing, signage and flyers.  Contact diaperbank@pregnancyhelpline.net for details.

Diaper Drive Materials


 

DiaperDash

The Pregnancy Helpline organizes an annual DiaperDash 5k Run/Walk to raise awareness and funds for our Diaper Bank. This event kicks off Diaper Need Awareness Week at the end of September. Check out the DiaperDash page for up to date information; we hope you get registered to join us!

National Diaper Bank Network