One in three Florida families struggle with diaper need. To help address this issue, the Junior League of Ocala launched Marion County’s only dedicated diaper bank: The Junior League of Ocala Diaper Bank.
Request Diapers for Your Organization
Are you a Marion County organization looking for more information about receiving diapers from the Junior League of Ocala Diaper Bank? Please fill out our diaper bank interest form to learn more about our community partner requirements.
What is Diaper Need?
According to the National Diaper Bank Network:
“Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.”
Babies cannot participate in early childhood education programs without a clean supply of diapers. Without childcare, parents and caregivers are unable to go to work.
In fact, 57% of parents experiencing diaper need reported missing an average of four days of work in the past month because they didn’t have diapers.
Diaper Need Awareness Week 2023
National Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 18-24, 2023. Please donate diapers directly to JLO Diaper Bank to help raise awareness during this important week!
Our goal is to help raise awareness of diaper need and close the diaper gap for local Ocala and Marion County families. We believe diapers are a basic need for area children and are as essential as food, clothing, and shelter.
Our Diaper Bank will address community diaper need through a variety of distribution and resource channels that help diapers get to families that need them most.
How You Can Help
There are a number of ways you can help support our Diaper Bank:
Your donation dollars directly fund our community diaper bank initiatives.
Ship donations that stock our Diaper Bank directly to us by purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist.
Support our initiative by hosting your own diaper drive to help raise both awareness and diapers.
The Junior League of Ocala Diaper Bank is entirely run by our members – a group of women volunteers who work together to create meaningful change in our community.
Please reach out to [email protected]
Thank you to Pardee Moving & Storage for providing The Junior League of Ocala Diaper Bank a safe and secure space to house our diaper donations.