National Diaper Need Awareness Week took place September 25 to October 1, an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network.
ECCO was the fortunate recipient of 24,476 diapers thanks to the Junior League of Charleston and their diaper drive initiative. The Junior League of Charleston also distributed diapers throughout the week to other partner organizations including Florence Crittenton and Lowcountry CARES.
The National Diaper Bank Network defines Diaper Need as “the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy. Government programs like SNAP (food stamps) and WIC can not be used for diapers. The Junior League of Charleston Diaper Bank was created in 2017 after the organization did significant research into the community needs. The group collects diapers, packages them, and works with partner agencies like ECCO for distribution of the diapers to clients. For information about diaper needs in the United States, click the following link: Diaper Facts.
The Junior League of Charleston, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Charleston reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. The Junior League raises more than $100,000 annually to further this mission. The organization combines trained volunteers with the money it puts into the community for double impact. Last year, Junior League members invested more than 2,100 volunteer hours valued at $45,000.