Help Federal Employees by Donating to Diaper Banks

While federal workers, who were out of wages for an entire month during the government shutdown, are due to receive their paychecks this week, diaper banks are still working tirelessly to distribute diapers to their families.

Diaper Bank officials in North Carolina expect to distribute an additional 200,000 diapers to families during January and February, largely due to government closures that have left many federal employees struggling to pay for basic living expenses.

“We know a lot of our state employees already live paycheck to paycheck,” says Michelle Old, executive director of DBNC, which operates three regional offices and also distributes feminine hygiene and other personal care products. “The lack of payment, even for a short period, puts these families in a vulnerable position.”

Diaper banks are usually replenished partly through corporate partnerships, partly through local diaper campaigns and partly through monetary donations. Right now, this cash donation is more important than ever so that the diaper cans can be kept in stock to help families who already need it in the event of natural disasters and in preparation for another potential store closure.

“Every day we hear from federal employees who have to choose between paying for housing and heating or having enough diapers for their children.” The old one says. “The need for support is at a critical level and will persist for some time as families try to regroup and get back on their feet.”

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