Diaper Drive

The Junior League of Summit (JLS)  is proud to announce that it is embarking on an ambitious project to collect 100,000 diapers by the end of May. One hundred percent of all diapers collected through the 100K DIAPER PROJECT will be donated to Moms Helping Moms, a NJ-based organization dedicated to addressing the critical issue of diaper need in New Jersey communities.

Now through May 31, 2024, the JLS will be partnering with various community organizations to host a series of diaper drives in our communities. To date, The Gingham Giraffe School (Chatham), Accenture (Florham Park), Swimquest (Millburn), Washington School (Summit), Lifetime (Berkeley Heights), Congregation Beth Hatikvah (Summit), Stanley Preschool (Chatham), Zadie’s Nurturing Den (Summit), JUMP Immersion School (Summit), and Chatham Middle School (Chatham) have committed to hosting drives.

To participate, drop off your donation in The Connection’s front vestibule.

Diaper need affects a staggering 1 in 2 families across the United States. New Jersey is no exception. Last year, Moms Helping Moms distributed over 1.3 million diapers, which according to the organization is just scratching the surface of the current diaper need in New Jersey.

The shortage of diapers not only impacts the health and well-being of children but can also result in missed work or school due to parents’ inability to provide the required diapers to their daycares. Diapers are not recognized as a basic need by government programs and cannot be purchased with food stamps, further exacerbating the challenge for families in need.

About the JLS: The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism and improving the community through effective action and leadership. Learn more at https://summit.jl.org/.

About Moms Helping Moms: Moms Helping Moms is committed to providing essential baby items to families in need, including diapers, to ensure that every child has a healthy and happy start in life. Learn more at https://momshelpingmoms.org/.