Join Walk the Walk Foundation for the 2nd Annual Walk/Run for a Cause in partnership with the Bay Bridge Run. As a Walk the Walk Foundation Team member you will make your miles will help provide babies in our community with clean and dry diapers. Walk the Walk is on a mission to end diaper need in our community.
No mother should be ever be forced to choose between buying food for her family and providing a clean and dry diaper for her baby. You can join Walk the Walk Foundation in raising money for Diapers for Babies. Last year we helped keep over 5,000 babies clean and dry and by doing this we improved their mother's mental health, helped mother's miss less days of work and helped keep babies healthier. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to continue improving the quality of life to those we serve.
Diaper need is defined by the National Diaper Bank Network as the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. Government safety-net programs do not recognize diapers as a basic need and they cannot be purchased with food stamps or with WIC benefits. Diapers are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and pet food as disallowed purchases.
Facts on #DiaperNeed (provided by the National Diaper Bank Network)
● 1 in 3 families struggle with diaper need.
● 5 million babies and toddlers under the age of 3 live in poor and low-income families.
● Government safety-net programs do not recognize diapers as a basic need.
● Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps, and are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and
pet food as disallowed purchases.
● Diaper need impacts the physical, mental and economic well-being of children and parents.
● Most child care centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers (four
to six changes during the day).
● Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can’t leave their babies at child care.
● Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, at a cost of $70 to $80 per month per baby.
● The poorest 20 percent of Americans who buy diapers spend nearly 14 percent of their post tax income on diapers. (source: Center for Economic and Policy Research, November 23, 2015)
● Diaper need is a stumbling block to overcoming the cycle of poverty. Most daycare centers require babies to come with a full day's worth of diapers. If the parent cannot supply this they may not be able to work.