In 2016 five young women learned about the Diaper Gap and decided that they could help- founding Houston Diaper Assistance Program, a 501c3 organization.
To challenge systemic poverty and close the Diaper Gap by providing assistance to
2,000 Houston area children annually by 2025.
To raise awareness about the Diaper Gap and grow into the Houston area’s largest diaper assistance program by providing sustainable diaper security directly to clients through strong partnerships and community engagement.
1 in 3 American families struggle to afford diapers
Most government assistance programs DO NOT cover diapers
Without diapers, babies can’t participate in early childhood education programs
Diapers cost $70-$80per month; babies need 6-12 diapers each day
Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers
Diaper need contributes to perpetuating poverty by limiting opportunities that help families improve their situations
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