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.
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.
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.
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