Children aren’t the only ones who struggle with poverty; entire families can be forced into a tough situation without a clear way out. Most licensed day care facilities require parents to provide an adequate supply of disposable diapers. If parents cannot afford disposable diapers, they are less able to go to work or school on a consistent basis. Furthermore, families in poverty are often forced into buying low-quantity, high-priced diapers with the little funds they have. And with no federal assistance programs available to pay for or provide diapers, many poverty stricken families face a problematic choice between necessities–food, shelter, or diapers.
By purchasing in bulk, we can provide diapers at a fraction of the cost that families in poverty would pay. By covering this basic need, we can help break the cycle of poverty and give families a chance at a self-sustaining life and provide children with the opportunity to grow up healthier and happier.