DIAPERS FOR THE D
We strive to support the critical need of diapers for Detroit babies and toddlers in need in our community.
OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY AND KEEP ALL THE BABIES OF DETROIT CLEAN, DRY, AND HEALTHY.
Diaper need is a problem that has been practically overlooked, because other basic needs like food and clothing and housing dominate headlines. Our Detroit federally funded child care centers need help to provide their families and babies a consistent supply of disposable diapers for children in their care. An insufficient supply of diapers is harmful in a plethora of ways to the growth of a child and the well-being of his/her family.
We plan to be a resource to the struggling families of Detroit, providing them with fresh, clean diapers through fundraising, diaper drives and donations. We do this by partnering with organizations, business/individuals who also want to be a part of the solution.
We began as a group of teens dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. We work with great partners across the Metro Detroit area. We share our success with our first partners, Development Centers and the Detroit Police Department. Our additional partners can be found in the photo gallery!
Through generous donations, we have received $5000 in the last 5 years!
Check out our Donate link to increase that number!
230,000 Diapers Donated
and 100% distributed!
2015-2016: 50,000 Diapers
2016-2017: 75,000 Diapers
2017-2018: 75,000 Diapers
2018-2020: 30,000 Diapers
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Partners & Supporters
Development Centers, The Detroit Police Department, Mike Morse Law Firm, The Southfield Police Department, Linamar, Cranbrook Schools, Chene Park, Girl Scout Troop 716272, HighScope, Unique Life Experience, The Comes Family, Metro Detroit Association of Infant Mental Health, Dart Appraisal, Beaumont Hospital, Great Start Collaborative Wayne, HealthQuest Physical Therapy, Davenport University Student Nurse Association, Visit Detroit,Hartford Insurance, Cook's Academy, Medical Center Pediatrics, and individual supporters of Diapers for the D!
We believe that every baby deserves a fresh start, and that begins with clean diapers. Diaper need is not on most people's radar because when they think of necessities, food, water, and shelter come to mind. Although these are incredibly important as well, diapers are just as critical to babies. Without frequent diaper changes, babies can develop diaper rash.
Our mission is to collect donations, diapers or monetary, and distribute all diapers through Head Starts in the Metro-Detroit area. 2/3 of families in Detroit have reported experiencing diaper need. We want that to change.
Recipient Agency List
Development Centers (Sponsor)
United Children and Families Head Start
New St. Paul Head Start
The Order of the Fisherman Head Start
The Children's Center