“Diaper need is a major problem for so many families in our state, affecting not just the health of children, but the economic prospects for parents forced to miss work because they can’t send children to daycare without a proper supply of diapers,” said Project Undercover Founder/President Richard Fleischer. “We believe that in the smallest state, diaper need should be a problem we can solve and we’re so grateful that Governor Raimondo, Mayor Elorza and many others are willing to help.”
“My core belief is that every hardworking family deserves the chance to make it in Rhode Island and we need to do everything possible to make sure that happens,” said Raimondo. “As a mother, I understand that parents need to feel secure that their children will have basic necessities like clean diapers, socks, and underwear in order to focus on larger issues like job security. I am grateful for the work of Project Undercover and their partner agencies to fix this problem in Rhode Island.”
“National Diaper Need Awareness Week is a chance to educate people across the country about the reality of diaper need in our society,” said Mayor Elorza. “With one in three mothers at times finding themselves without enough diapers to keep their babies healthy and clean, this is a quality of life problem. I am proud that Providence will have diaper drives throughout the City to address this issue locally and hope that we as a community will do all we can to help.”
Project Undercover welcomes any individuals, community organizations, or businesses that are interested in participating by organizing a diaper drive. Download our Diaper Drive Kit and see how easy it is to help, or see an updated list of diaper drives here.