Did you know that an average supply of diapers can cost approximately $80 per month for families with young children?
Add in the cost of regular monthly bills, housing, groceries, and child care, and many families are left struggling to make ends meet from paycheck to paycheck.
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) continues to recognize that diaper need is a problem for families in Dare County, and through CYP’s Diaper Bank, will be holding two separate diaper distribution events for the month of January, one in Manteo and one in Kitty Hawk.
During these events, families will be able to receive free diapers to help with their diapering needs. By providing two events, families will have the opportunity to choose the option that works best for their family. While supplies last, diaper sizes available at both events are newborn to size six, with a limit of two packs of diapers per family.
The first of these free events will be CYP’s contactless Diaper Pick-Up on Tuesday, January 11-Wednesday, January 12 from 9:30am-6:00pm at the Center for CYP in Manteo. At this event, families will arrive at the Center for CYP, located at 534 Ananias Dare Street in Manteo.
Families will call the CYP office at 252-441-0614 to let them know their size needs, and will remain in their vehicles. A CYP staff member will bring the needed diapers to a table outside, and return to the office. Families can then get out of their vehicles to get their diapers from the table.
The second January diaper distribution will be held on Wednesday, January 26 from 12:00pm-5:00pm at Kitty Hawk Baptist Church. During this Diaper Drive-Thru, families will arrive at Kitty Hawk Baptist Church (3946 N. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk) and drive up to the table at the front of the building. Families will let the staff member at the table know their size needs, and will remain in their vehicles. Staff will hand the diapers through the car window to families.
Kitty Hawk Baptist Church will also be giving away free bread, rolls, and sweet breads through their Manna Ministry during their event. If you are interested in participating, you will need to park and go inside after receiving your diapers. You are not required to participate to receive diapers.
Please contact CYP at (252)441-0614, visit darekids.org, or follow CYP on Facebook at facebook.com/cypdarekids for more information about these and other upcoming distributions.
CYP’s Diaper Bank is only possible through the generosity and support of individuals, businesses, and organizations, such as the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Are you interested in helping us make a Change for the Better? CYP is accepting tax-deductible monetary donations and donations of unopened packs of diapers for CYP’s Diaper Bank. Visit darekids.org/blog/cyps-diaper-bank to learn more about how you can help!