There is a great need for a sustainable supply of clean diapers for low-income residents of Williamsburg since this region is without a diaper bank. Being unable to afford diapers can have a myriad of negative consequences from being unable to send children to child care to increased health risks involved in leaving a baby in a soiled diaper. Our model of a diaper bank differs from most because we mail diapers directly to families, eliminating transportation needs. We hope to partner with community agencies and The College of William & Mary to expand our services and create a more sustainable model in order to serve families in the Greater Williamsburg area. We believe that providing diapers will help break many unhealthy cycles and create a brighter future for our community.
Hull, Constance A. and Kelsey, Caroline
"Helping the Community from the Bottom Up: Distributing Diapers to the Williamsburg Community,"
VA Engage Journal: Vol. 3, Article 1.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/vaej/vol3/iss1/1