HomeAid Colorado to Collect 1.2 Million Diapers for Homeless Families

HomeAid Colorado is collecting 1.2 million diapers, wipes, and formula for their annual Essentials Diaper Drive. The drive culminates with their annual Builders for Babies event on June 21st at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
Volunteers help distribute diapers at Builders for Babies event in 2018.
Volunteers help distribute diapers at Builders for Babies event in 2018.
DENVER - May 13, 2019 - PRLog -- From Mother's Day through Father's Day, HomeAid Colorado, a nonprofit that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach, is hosting their annual Essentials Diaper Drive aimed at collecting 1.2 million diapers in addition to baby wipes and formula for families with young children.

HomeAid Colorado will distribute donated items directly to 20 nonprofit partners that focus on alleviating poverty and ending homelessness at the Builders for Babies event on June 21, 2019. Donations provide critical support for the families these organizations serve in their transitional housing programs and emergency shelters.

Families can spend between $80 - $100 per month on diapers for one child, but the cost can go up if there isn't transportation to big box stores. While the cost of food can be addressed with access to food banks or tap into public nutrition programs, little if any help exists to address diaper need. Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy. HomeAid Colorado addresses this challenge for homeless families by asking individuals and local businesses to collect the essentials families need to care for and raise healthy children.

There has been strong involvement from the homebuilding industry with many companies participating including Lennar, Taylor Morrison, Wonderland Homes, Berkeley, KB Home, Shea Homes, Epic, Richmond American Homes, William Lyon Homes, and Thrive Home Builders.

Among the care providers receiving donations from HomeAid's Diaper Drive are A Precious Child, Bright Futures, Catholic Charities, Colorado Homeless Families, Denver Rescue Mission, Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA), Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), Food Bank of the Rockies, Foster Source, Growing Home, Hilltop Resource Center, Hope House, La Puente, Partners in Housing, Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot, Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, The Nappie Project, Third Way Center, Volunteers of America, and WeeCycle.

"Diaper affordability is a national crisis." said Cindy Bell, HomeAid Colorado Executive Director. "People are having to choose between buying diapers or buying food, and unfortunately state and federal assistance programs do not allocate money for diaper purchases. By donating diapers, baby wipes, and formula to our drive, you will have an immediate impact on helping struggling families meet their most basic needs."

For more information about the Essentials Diaper Drive and Builders for Babies event please visit www.HomeAidColorado.org/builders4babies. To learn more about HomeAid Colorado and their efforts to rebuild lives for Colorado's homeless, visit their website at www.HomeAidColorado.org.

About HomeAid Colorado

HomeAid Colorado is a nonprofit provider of housing and resources for homeless families and individuals. HomeAid connects home builders with respected nonprofits to help ensure that every Coloradan has access to quality housing and living essentials. Since 2001, HomeAid Colorado has garnered more than $5 million in in-kind donations, adding 443 beds for the homeless. HomeAid has more than $5 million worth of projects in development and is forecasted to add or preserve 51 beds. For more information, visit homeaidcolorado.org.
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