Our goal is to assist infants and toddlers in low income families by providing a portion of the diapers they need each week, knowing that diapers are a necessity for their access to daycare and preschools; that inadequate diaper supplies can result in negative interactions, discomfort, and health issues for babies and young children; and that diaper needs are a financial burden on low income families not addressed by other programs. Food Stamps and WIC do not cover the purchase of diapers.
A total of 83 families with 96 children have been helped since starting in August, 2015, through December, 2017. We served an average of 8 to 15 families a week and distributed a total of 11,130 diapers in 2017.
Diapers are distributed from the Ecumenical Food Pantry at the Second Congregational Church, 53 Main St., Newcastle, on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m.
We are funded from donations of
diapers and funds from members of the eight area churches. Donations are
always welcome! Size 6 diapers are our largest need. We buy in bulk, and
checks made out to the Damariscotta Baptist Church with “Diaper Bank” in
the memo line can be mailed to Midcoast Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 714,
Damariscotta, ME 04543.
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