We are pleased to announce that Sierra Pines UMC is now a distribution center for the Nevada County Diaper Project. A small supply of about 12 diapers (depending on the diaper size) will be given out for each baby each week.
Diapers may be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Church Office. Proof of residency in Nevada County as well as a birth certificate or baby’s age and diaper size will be needed to register.
We also offer one-off assistance for emergency food at those same times, and we sometimes have coupons for diapers at some of our local stores.
The Nevada County Diaper Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to provide diapers to the children of our community whose families cannot afford to purchase them.
- One in three American mothers struggle to provide diapers for their babies. These mothers have to cut back on basics such as food, utilities including heat and electricity, or even child care in order to provide enough diapers for their baby.
- Government programs, including food and WIC, do not cover any portion of the cost of diapers.
- A supply of clean diapers is usually needed for a child to attend a day care program so that their parent can work.
- Dirty diapers can lead to painful diaper rash, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, herpes, urinary tract infections, jaundice or renal failure.
- A baby crying non-stop from being in a soiled diaper for a prolonged time is more likely to be a victim of abuse.