Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
The facts are staggering. Every day, 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children. Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy, and it’s a reality in our city. There are over 16,000 diaper-wearing children in the Greater Cincinnati area experiencing diaper need each month. For this reason, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank was started, the only diaper bank serving the entire Greater Cincinnati area, to fill the diaper need gap in our community. By assisting during what can be one of the most challenging times in a parent’s life, they’re working to build a strong community for the future.
In 2 1/2 years they have grown exponentially, and each month they distribute over 90,000 diapers and pull ups to nearly 2,000 children in Greater Cincinnati. In August of 2018 they distributed their 1 millionth diaper into the community. They rely on their amazing volunteers to complete hundreds of hours of service in their OTR warehouse, wrapping diapers for distribution and filling orders for their partner agencies. Because of the dedication and support of our community, they will distribute 1 million diapers in 2019 alone. To learn more about how you can donate your time, talents, and treasure to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, visit them at sweetcheeksdiaperbanks.org.