GOLETA, Calif. - Central Coast nonprofit LEAP had a successful diaper drive in honor of National Diaper Need Awareness Week.
According to the National Diaper Bank Network 2023 Diaper Check Survey, one in two families cannot afford enough diapers to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.
LEAP -- which stands for Learn Engage Advocate Partner -- opened its Diaper Bank in Santa Barbara County back in 2021. Since then, the nonprofit has distributed more than 100,000 diapers and wipes to families in the community.
This past week, LEAP exceeded its goal and fully stocked for their families.
"When babies don't have enough diapers, they are at greater risk for health issues," said Kara Shoemaker, Director of Development. "It also means they can't attend daycare which means parents have to stay home with their baby and miss out on work. Diaper need effects the whole family."
Old Town Coffee in Goleta joined in and set up a donation box in their store.
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