Share Our Spare is hosting a drive for National Diaper Need Awareness Week September 27 - October 3, 2021 to help end diaper need in Chicago. The facts about diaper need in Chicago are sobering: 1 in 3 children in Chicago live below the federal poverty level and despite the overwhelming need, government assistance programs do not cover diapers and wipes. Parents report having to choose between food or diapers for their children. This year we are hoping to collect 250,000 diapers. Help us surpass our goal by purchasing diaper today!
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, 1 in 3 Chicago children were living in poverty and struggling with diaper need. National Diaper Need Awareness Week is designed to bring attention to the issue of diaper need in America. The need is even greater now as thousands of families have lost jobs, are facing evictions and had little to no savings. Help us ensure that all children in Chicago have access to clean diapers.
The items in this wishlist will provide menstruators most in need period products so they can be provided by shelters across the country. There is a major shortage right now, especially in the most marginalized communities.