One of our in-house mission partners, Healthy Steps Diaper Bank, received an amazing donation on Wednesday, June 15, when a tractor trailer load of between 200,000 and 400,000 Huggies brand diapers were delivered to Mission Central, where Healthy Steps stores their diapers. The value of this donation is between $40,000 and $55,000 and was awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network.
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank will distribute these diapers to familes in Cumberland, Dauphin, & Perry Counties through their partnerships with local service agencies. The diapers will be distributed to families at no cost, to supplement what they are currently able to purchase, ensuring familes are able to properly diaper their children. This partnership structure recognizes that individuals and families who need diapers most likely also need other social services and together they are working toward “whole” solutions.
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank’s mission is keep children clean, dry and healthy. Providing diapers to families in need and teaching proper diapering techniques, reduces risks of diaper rash, staph infections and urinary tract infections. The result is a healthier child, fewer doctor and ER visits and parents that feel confident in providing a basic need for their child. More information about Healthy Steps Diaper Bank can be found on their website www.healthystepsdiaperbank.com