Help a Mother Out works to improve baby and family well being by increasing access to diapers for families in need.
A family’s access to a reliable supply of clean diapers reduces the risk of infectious disease outbreaks, improves baby’s health and comfort, and enables baby’s participation in early care and education programs. Our vision is a day when every baby has a healthy supply of diapers.
Why diapers matter.
Diapers cost between $80 and $100 per month. That’s $2,850 to diaper one child with regular changes until potty training–-a huge expense for the over 46 million people living in poverty in the U.S. today.
Public assistance programs like food stamps don’t cover diapers. Diapers give mothers and babies a chance.
Health & well-Being
If a family can’t afford diapers, a baby may spend extended periods of time in a soiled or even re-used diaper. This can lead to serious health problems for baby and disease outbreaks for entire communities.
Access to Education
A supply of clean diapers is required to attend most childcare programs. So without diapers, toddlers don’t get a fair start in their education.
When toddlers can’t go to childcare programs, adults remain under-employed. Something so basic as a diaper can actually have a big impact on a family’s ability to become financially self-sufficient.
You can help.
We’re on a mission to ensure that every baby has a healthy supply of diapers. So far, we’ve provided over 5 million diapers to babies and families in need.
We can do more together.