On Saturday September 11th The Harrisburg Central Labor Council in conjunction with the Harrisburg Diaper bank and several other non-profits participated in a diaper drive. Diapers are often an overlooked necessity, and it showed in the amount families that came out. According to the National Diaper Bank Network a non-profit that works on diaper insecurity.
- 1 in 3 U.S. families reports experiencing diaper need.
- Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8.
- No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
Roughly 1,000 diapers were passed out to families in need. For more information on diaper insecurity and how you and your membership can assist you can go the National Diaper Bank Network here. If your interested in doing a diaper project, feel free to reach out Community Serviced and Education Director Dave Madsen. Dave can be reached at email@example.com 717-919-6497.