Coronavirus Disease and Diaper Need

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You are amazing, thank you for supporting Mommy’s Closet. In the current health crisis mothers in need are at increased risk. Diaper need is a problem in the best of times, but in times like this the inability to provide enough diapers to keep a child clean, dry and healthy and impacts one in three families in America, creating health risks for children and making it difficult for hard-working parents to go to work or school.

Because of you, Mommy’s Closet was able to distribute nearly 100,000 diapers in the Black Hills last year. As you know, we are Western South Dakota’s only diaper bank and we exist because of you, a committed and caring community member. 

Diapers are costly and increasingly hard to come by today. Families shouldn’t have to struggle to provide diapers for their children. With the lack of public transportation, emphasis on social distancing, and the need for parents to stay home with their kids, we have been offering additional supplies to families, so they can visit less frequently. But that means the Diaper Bank is in need. 

What can you do? 

The best way to help is to commit to being a monthly donor, you'll be providing the basic needs for families through this crisis, and beyond.

You can also:

  • Make a one time gift, to avoid going out to buy goods, and to maximize your contribution (we are able to purchase diapers more cost effectively than consumers)
  • Donate Diapers (sizes 3, 4 and 5)
  • Donate Wipes (hygiene and baby)
  • Donate Formula (canned or boxed)

Your commitment allows us to continue to compassionately serve and strengthen young families and empower them to live healthy and happy lives across the Black Hills. Would you consider donating $100, $50 or $25 per month to Volunteers of America? For example, a contribution of $25 per month will provide 2,000 diapers annually. 

Your partnership provides the essentials and hope to those most vulnerable in our community. Thank you for supporting Mommy’s Closet, we cannot serve children in need without your continued commitment to young families. Please call us to discuss how you can help, or to arrange a time to drop off your donation. 

Warmly,

Kelly A. Folsom
kfolsom@voanr.org
605.415.0907