Thank you to all of our Fall Diaper Drive donors!
Last November we raised nearly $600 and collected close to 2,500 diapers, all of which will go to families (and babies) in need in the Williamsburg area! A big thank you to our friends at the Williamsburg Co-Op Preschool, the Williamsburg Municipal Building, and William & Mary students, faculty, and staff for helping us to continue to supply our community with clean diapers.
We can always use more diapers!
(And we're sure most parents and babysitters agree)
- 5.9 million babies age three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
- 1 of 3 families struggle to buy diapers and they cannot be purchased with WIC or SNAP assistance.
- Parents are often forced to reuse diapers leading to diaper rash and urinary tract infections placing a strain on our healthcare systems.
- Childcare requires moms to provide a day's supply of diapers or they are turned away keeping moms from being able to work.
We accept donations of all sizes, and diapers can be open, but please no cloth or swim diapers!
We especially need larger sizes: 4, 5, 6, and pull-ups
Donate on campus at the Psychology Department Office (ISC 1137) or the Child and Family Studies Center (Old Dominion Hall), or email us at [[w|beginhealthy]] to schedule a pickup.
Ship donations to:
C/O The Healthy Beginnings Project
Department of Psychology
College of William and Mary
ISC Room 1137
540 Landrum Dr.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
To learn more about our diaper bank, click here.
In the fall of 2014, we became a registered diaper bank through the National Diaper Bank Network.
- Received grants of $1,120.25 from APO and $1,250 from the Walmart Foundation
- Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and St. Bede donated over 2,700 diapers
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. donated 1,300 diapers
- Thank you Campus Child Care and Williamsburg Co-op Preschool for all of your donations!
Outgoing (community distributors):
- Williamsburg Public Housing
- Child Development Resources (CDR)
- Williamsburg WIC Program
- FISH, Inc. of Williamsburg
- South-Eastern Family Project