We believe all babies should have access to clean diapers.
The Junior League of Tampa Diaper Bank serves to combat diaper need within Hillsborough County by supplying diapers to programs in our community. Diaper Need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy.
Run by our volunteer members, the Diaper Bank collects, purchases, and packs diapers for our community partners across Hillsborough County. Our partners place monthly orders and receive diapers at no cost, to distribute to their clients.
If you are an individual in need of diapers, please contact Champions for Children at 813.673.4646.
Diaper Need Facts
Diaper Need is serious issue affecting families in Hillsborough County. According to the National Diaper Bank Network:
- 5.2 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
- 1 in 3 American families report experiencing diaper need.
- Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps.
- Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.
- No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
- Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers.
- Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8.
As the only Diaper Bank operating in Hillsborough County, we need your help to fight diaper need.
100% of your gift will be used to purchase essential supplies for the Diaper Bank, including diapers, wipes, and diaper cream at discounted prices.
JLT Diaper Bank accepts open or unopened packs of diapers and unopened diaper creams and wipes at our Diaper Bank collection points around Hillsborough County. Find a drop off location near you.
Shop the Diaper Bank Wish List on Amazon and have the items of greatest need shipped directly to us.
Individuals in the community can host Diaper Drives at their work places, schools, religious organizations, or special events. Drives help collect diapers, wipes, and diaper cream, and bring awareness to the issue of diaper need.
We rely on our community partners to distribute diapers to the members of our community, who are most in need. Our 2020-2021 Distribution Partners are
Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Champions for Children, Children’s Home Network, Dawning Family Services, Eckerd Early Head Start, Hillsborough Community College, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Mary Lee’s House, Metropolitan Ministries, RCMA, REACHUP Inc, Redeeming Love Foster Closet, The Spring of Tampa Bay, and Voices for Children Tampa
Diaper Bank Partnership Application for the 2021-2022 year is now open. Applications close on May 1st at 11:59 pm.
National Diaper Bank Network
The Junior League of Tampa Diaper Bank is a proud member of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). Learn more about diaper need and the NDBN’s effort to combat diaper need.
National Diaper Bank Network
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) provides basic necessities required to build the strong foundations all children, families, and individuals need to thrive and reach their full potential.