Did you know that low-income parents cannot buy diapers with using food stamps and Women Infant Children (WIC) programs as they are not considered “consumable” products? This leaves families struggling to afford the monthly expense of diapering a child. And while cloth may seem like an alternative, most people living in poverty do not have access to their own laundry facilities and are prohibited from washing cloth at laundromats due to sanitary concerns. Struggling to afford diapers can also lead to health and safety concerns; a baby left in a soiled diaper is at risk of rashes and infections, and persistently upset babies can leave parents frustrated and struggling.
We will be accepting all brands of diapers, training pants, wipes, unopened diaper creams and powders – anything to keep little tushies happy, dry and protected! We will also collect any coupons, gift cards and monetary donations (mail address below). Donations will be combined with the coupons and the best value diapers will be added to the lot. We hope to provide over 20,000 diapers this year!
Westport: Kidville – Westport: 1572 Post Road East
We have set up registries on Amazon.com and Diapers.com if you would like to contribute that way! Please mail any donations, coupons or gift cards to CT-Moms Online, PO Box 106, Greens Farms CT 06838. If you would like a donation receipt for tax purposes, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your donation. Should you need a street address to directly mail diapers, please email us. Diapers will be sorted and delivered to charities in early June – a big thank you to Westy’s Self Storage in Stamford for donating the space required to store our supplies.
- The Domestic Violence Crisis Center (Stamford & Norwalk) – Dedicated to the task of helping women and children find ways to live in peace, without the threat of violence, intimidation or abuse
- The Center for Women & Families (Bridgeport) – Strengthening women and families and eliminating violence and abuse through education, intervention, advocacy, and community collaboration.
- Malta House (Norwalk, CT) - Providing safe housing, parenting guidance, education, job training, mentoring and child care for single homeless mothers and their babies
- Mi-Casa/My Home (Bridgeport) – Providing case management services, housing, meals, clothing, life skills, and access to primary care, day care, and education to pregnant or parenting teens
- The Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Protecting the well-being of children and families county-wide. Diapers especially needed for newborns that have to be retrieved directly from area hospitals for foster placement
- Operation Hope (Fairfield) – Dedicated to helping feed, shelter, support and educate our neighbors in need, specifically looking for diapers for older children.
- Tiny Miracles Foundation (Fairfield County) – Focusing on families with premature infants and promoting the best possible care for children born too early
- Bethel Recovery (Bridgeport) - Providing a safe, sober, and structured environment for women throughout Connecticut desiring continual support in their recovery
- Bridgeport Rescue Mission – Providing food, shelter, clothing, education, and job training to urban families while offering hope and healing for a changed life
- Homes With Hope (Fairfield County) - Assisting those who have lost their homes by providing food, safe emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing and the services needed to achieve a self-sufficient life
- Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC) - Improving the well-being of Bridgeport’s children through research, advocacy, community mobilization and education
We also want to thank our promotional partners: Suzy Said Fairfield, CT, Fairfieldista, Macaroni Kid Greenwich to Westport, Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield, Macaroni Kid Newtown-Monroe-Trumbull, Kidologie, Hamlet Hub – All Editions, Fit4Mom Fairfield County, Mommy Poppins of CT, The Connected Citizen, Fairfield County Moms Blog, Good Morning Wilton, CT Working Moms and the many more who are helping get the word out!