Hill-Evans announces diaper drive for National Diaper Needs Awareness Week

HARRISBURG, Aug. 28 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced today she will be working with state Rep. Rosita Youngblood, D-Phila., to collect disposable diapers, adult incontinence products and wipes during National Diaper Needs Awareness Week.

“Diapers are essential to having a healthy and happy baby,” Hill-Evans said. “One in three American families is currently wondering where their next meal might be coming from, how their family will pay for heat in the winter, or how they can possibly afford diapers for their child. No family should have to make these hard decisions. That is why these diaper drives are so important to me. Our mothers are in need more than ever -- not to mention those facing incontinence issues for other health reasons. Let us help them together.”

Collections for the diaper drive can be dropped off during business hours from Monday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 27 at the East Wing Rotunda of the Harrisburg Capitol Complex, Hill-Evans’ district office located at 53 E. North St., Suite 3 in York, and Stauffer Biscuit Co. at 360 S. Belmont St. in York.

Donations received in York will be donated to the local food bank. Donations received in Harrisburg will be donated to the regional diaper bank.

In 2018, 11 of Pennsylvania’s National Diaper Bank Network members distributed 2.98 million diapers to local communities in need. There is no state or federal child safety-net program that allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers. Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities, require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.

Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8. Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per baby. Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers.

For more information, contact Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595.