It is National Diaper Need Awareness Week once again (Sep. 26-Oct. 2)! This nationwide effort, organized by the National Diaper Bank Network, serves to raise awareness of diaper need, a problem that affects an estimated 1 in 3 families. (Diaper need is defined as the lack of an adequate supply of diapers to keep a child clean, dry and healthy.)
Project Undercover is the only organization in Rhode Island dedicated full-time to reducing diaper need. We do this by providing more than 400,000 diapers annually to two-dozen community action partnerships and social service agencies around the state. We are once again recognizing National Diaper Need Awareness Week – and we’ve got help. Governor Raimondo, Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence, Mayor Scott Avedisian of Warwick and Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano of Newport have all issued proclamations officially recognizing National Diaper Need Awareness Week. Also, the Hope Street Merchants Association, the Providence Rotary, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and Temple Emanu-el are all hosting diaper drives.
You can help us reduce diaper need for the approximately 20,000 RI children ages 7 and under living in poverty. You can organize a diaper drive in your community (it’s super easy), make a contribution (see “Donate” button in bottom right of that page) or donate to an existing diaper drive. New, unopened packages of diapers in any size (or children’s socks and underwear in any size) can be dropped off to any of these participating Hope Street Merchants this week:
- Kreatelier, 804 Hope St.
- J. Marcel, 808 Hope St.
- Studio Hope, 810 Hope St.
Also, Mod Mama (Garden City Center, 6 Midway Rd., Cranston), a great children’s store, is running a special drive this week. Bring in a new, unopened package of diapers and get 20% of an item of clothing.
You can also feel free to contact us to learn more about how you can help.