Starts: Mar 22, 2021 at Ends: Mar 26, 2021 at
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thruMar 262021

Little Black Dress Initiative

Mon, TO Fri,

Description

Fighting Diaper Insecurity in
Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties

 

DID YOU KNOW…

  • According to numbers from the National Diaper Bank Network and Huggies, 36% of American families experience diaper insecurity. That’s over 25,000 local households in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
  • The US average age of diaper completion is 35 months. One baby will need 8,400 diapers until potty trained.
  • Of the families who experience diaper insecurity, 60% miss work or school because they didn’t have enough diapers for child care or to get through the day.
  • For a parent making minimum wage, anywhere from 6% to 14% of their income will go towards diapers.
  • Most families who struggle with diaper security fall short by 20 diapers a month.

Parents shouldn’t have to choose between diapers and their own ability to eat; or going to work that day because they can’t afford to pay for diapers or they’ve run out ahead of their next paycheck or cash assistance benefit. But many parents still do. Join in with the Junior League of Pensacola to raise awareness for diaper insecurity in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Participants raise funds while wearing one black dress, or other black attire, every day for the week of March 22nd to March 26th. Junior League members participating choose to wear an “Ask my about my black dress” button, sticker, or t-shirt to prompt conversation and highlight the effects diaper insecurity can have on a family’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities.

OUR 2021 GOALS

According to numbers from the National Diaper Bank Network and Huggies, 36% of American families experience diaper insecurity, that’s over 25,000 local households in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! So our goal is $5,000 which would buy roughly 25,000 diapers to represent the number of households that experience diaper insecurity in our community. We encourage advocates to set a personal goal of $50-$100 which represents the monthly cost of diapers for families with one child.

DIAPERS COLLECTED: 12,530

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Starts: Mar 22, 2021 at Ends: Mar 26, 2021 at

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