DID YOU KNOW… 1 in 3 American moms struggle with diaper need. These 1 in 3 moms have had to cut back on basics such as food, utilities like heat or electricity, or even child care in order to provide enough diapers for their babies.
Fast forward 60 years or so…. If you want to find a topic nobody wants to talk about, just say the words "adult incontinence". 15-20% of adults over the age of 65 are incontinent. Some seniors can't afford the $100 per month cost of these products so they stop leaving the house for fear of having an accident, a common cause of folks becoming “shut-ins.” And unlike most babies, who will someday grow out of diapers, incontinent adults will generally bear this cost for the rest of their lives.
DID YOU KNOW…that more than 30,000 diapers were collected and distributed to individuals and families in need during 2015?
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO:
A partnership between United Way of Hunterdon County and NORWESCAP Food Bank, the Hunterdon Diaper Bank provides diapers, wipes, and incontinence products to families in need.
The Hunterdon Diaper Bank’s (HDB) mission is threefold in scope:
- Ensure that ALICE families and individuals have an adequate supply of infant diapers/adult incontinence products;
- Raise community awareness that “basis human needs” include infant diapers/adult incontinence products and that these needs are not being met for ALICE individuals and families;
- Advocate for policy reform so that infant diapers/adult incontinence products are included in the definition of and provision for the “basic human needs” of families - Food Stamps cover soda but not diapers.
HDB is organized under the premise that those who need infant diapers/adult incontinence products very possibly need other social services as well. That’s why we collect diapers and adult incontinence products, warehouse them and then distribute to a variety of partner agencies within our Diaper Distribution Network (DDN). The DDN is listed here.
If you would like to become a partner agency, fill out an agency application form; please complete and return via fax to 908-782-6704 or mail
DID YOU KNOW…THAT YOU CAN HELP?...Please consider hosting a diaper drive. Contact us at 908-782-3414
Clinton Honda is now a proud sponsor and permanent drop off location for the Hunterdon County Diaper Bank. Clinton Honda is located at 1511 US Highway 22 East in Annandale, New Jersey. The dealership is open Monday through Saturday, for hours click here.
From left to right: Gary Casterline of ShopRite, Bonnie Duncan, executive director of United Way of Hunterdon County, Pamela Gardinsky, marketing manager of Clinton Honda and John Killian of Clinton Honda