A stork yesterday dropped off 100,000 diapers to the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank, making a dent in the local bank’s distribution effort as part of a series of cross-country gifts.
The diapers came from Huggies as part of its Every Little Bottom campaign and 12 Days of Thanks tour. With the tour comes the launch of the National Diaper Bank Network, beginning with the delivery of 12 million diapers to 12 cities over a 12-day period.
“We are excited by the formation of the National Diaper Bank Network and look forward to partnering with it,” Pat Kennedy, president of The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank, said in a release.
According to numbers cited by the Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank, it costs $1,500 a year to diaper a child, with those costs not covered by food stamps and WIC. Cloth diapers might be cheaper, but require access to laundry facilities or a laundromat that allows parents to machine wash kids’ diapers.