Junior League of New Orleans and Catholic Charities to hold diaper drive

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

New Orleans, La.(WGNO)

JLNO is challenging New Orleans to collect 90,000 diapers by the end of 2015 to combat the community`s Diaper Need.

One in three American mothers struggle to provide their children with clean diapers, due to the cost of disposable diapers and lack of assistance.

On average, children ages newborn to three years require 8 to 12 diapers each day, translating to more than $100 a month per child on diapers alone.

According to the Huggies® Every Little Bottom Study, research shows that those struggling to afford diapers often have difficulty with stress management and depressing, in turn negatively affecting their children`s health and development.

Government assistance programs do not cover diapers, and families struggling to provide diapers for their children are ineligible for daycare and must choose between going to work and caring for a child.

About the JLNO Diaper Bank

Once month, JLNO will conduct a diaper collection count to gauge progress toward raising 90,000 diapers over the next year in honor of the organizations 90th anniversary. The first count will be Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

All locations are accepting diapers of all sizes, training pants, swimwear diapers, wipes and creams. Monetary funds will also be accepted year round.

For a complete list of community drop off locations, times and addresses, please visit the JLNO website at http://www.jlno.org/diaperbank

JLNO is solely a collection and distribution partner to direct service nonprofit agencies including Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy

About Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnanc

Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy has provided diapers to moms and babies in need for 40+ years. Since 2012, Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy has been an official National Diaper Bank Affiliate.

Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy provides free, confidential pregnancy support as well as low-cost maternity care and delivery through Catholic Charities` St. Vincent Maternity Clinic.

Last fiscal year, Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy distributed 44,721 diapers to local families. Families are eligible to receive diapers every 30 days and the local demand continues to increase. For the past 6 months, Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy has given out an average of 4,900 diapers per month.

The new JLNO Diaper bank will support Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy by keeping diaper supplies stocked, which is a constant program need.

 

 Call Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy at (504) 832-1503
 Visit Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy at 921 Aris Avenue Ste. B
Metairie, LA 70005

o Catholic Charities` ACCESS Pregnancy also has a mobile pregnancy center, which currently makes stops in neighborhoods in New Orleans East, Kenner and Marrero.