BABY DIAPER DISTRIBUTION

The GHEP Baby Diaper Program provides free infant diapers to low-income families in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and the surrounding areas who are experiencing “diaper need” and unable to purchase diapers due to financial hardship. By ensuring that new mothers have clean diapers for their 0-5-year-old infants, GHEP is contributing to the improvement in maternal health, reduction in maternal deaths, and improvement in child health and development.

Diaper need is when a mother or family cuts back on basic essentials, like food, utilities, or child care in order to afford enough diapers for their children. Essentially, parents struggle to provide their babies with clean and dry diapers that are necessary for them to grow and thrive.

Diaper need is a tremendous but seemingly unrecognized economic and public health problem for millions of families in our communities. Leading scientific journals, such as Pediatrics and Academic Pediatrics, estimate that 1 in 3 mothers in the U.S. experience diaper need, and that diaper need is an under-recognized social determinant for children and caregivers. The inability to provide diapers is more distressing to Moms than not having enough food for their families. Diapers cost over $100 per month and cannot be obtained with food stamps or women, infants, and children (WIC) vouchers because they are classified as “disallowed purchases” along with cigarettes, alcohol, and pet foods.

Studies have shown that mothers in families with diaper need report more difficulty with stress management, depression, and coping with trauma than those in families who do not suffer diaper need. These mental health conditions consequently impact their children’s overall health and development leading to health disparities. Allowing mothers to grapple with the false equivalence of deciding between food and diapers for their infants must not be allowed to stay.

Click here to Apply to our Diaper Program.


YOU CAN HELP US SERVE MORE BABIES AND MOMS

We believe that improving the lives of babies and mothers is dear to your heart. You can make a difference in the lives of mothers and children. It does not matter how little it is. Your support will help us change more lives. Below are many ways you can join us and help.


Shop Diapers and they’ll Deliver to Us

You can shop for diapers with any of the major online stores. They’ll deliver all diapers to us with minimum effort. Here is our delivery address:

Global Health and Education Project, Inc.
6220 Rhode Island Avenue (Riverdale Farmer’s Market & Riverdale Station)
Riverdale, MD 20737


Donate Unused, Clean diapers

You can donate clean, unused diapers. You can drop them off at our office. Or we can pick them up. 

Donate clean diapers

Tell us to come and pick up diapers


Donate Money. Use our Secured Online Platform

You can donate money using our secured online platform

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Note: 100% of your donation goes into the diaper program.


Mail us a Check. We’ll do the Rest

You can write and send us a check. Make your check payable to GHEP, Inc.; mail the check to GHEP, Inc., PO Box 234, Riverdale, MD 20738, USA


Volunteer

We need help. You can lend a helping hand. You can help us pack diapers or pick up diapers from donors.  You can help set up and welcome families on diaper distribution days. We thank you in advance for your willingness to help serve our communities.
Click here to let us know if you’d like to volunteer

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