How Your Next Diaper Run Could Help Parents in Need
Your next diaper purchase could go a long way toward helping families in need. For the sixth year in a row, Huggies and Walgreens have committed to donating a day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network (up to one million) for every pack of Huggies diapers purchased in August.
Since 2011, Huggies and the National Diaper Bank Network have helped provide more than 300 million diapers to the 1 in 3 families in the US who struggle with diaper need. A supply of clean diapers can have a big impact on baby and a family overall. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, babies without clean diapers are exposed to more potential health risks and less likely to be accepted to daycares, leaving parents unable to attend work.
“Many people don’t realize how prevalent diaper need is in our country, and through this partnership, we will educate and encourage people to join us in supporting families to help babies and children thrive,” said Robert Raines, Vice President of Marketing for Huggies North America in a press release.
Walgreens and Huggies aren’t the only two dedicated to supporting the National Diaper Bank Network initiative. They have also enlisted the help of professional soccer player and mom of two, Arin Wright, to spread the word.
“There are so many things to think about when raising a child, and it pains me to know that so many families have to worry about not knowing if they’ll have enough clean diapers today,” said Wright in a press release. “I’ll be buying my Huggies at Walgreens this month to help generate donations to families in need, and I’ll be asking my friends, teammates and family to do the same. I hope people across the country will join us on this important mission to help make sure more parents have access to clean diapers.”
So next time you go to restock your diaper supply, consider visiting your local Walgreens in person or online to buy a pack of Huggies. The donation program will run now through the end of August.