We are partners with BabyCare, which currently distributes 9,000 diapers each month.
BabyCare is a diaper bank that purchases and accepts donations of diapers for babies in need. Babies may receive diapers on a monthly basis for up to one year. In addition to providing diapers, BabyCare offers a one-time newborn supply box, which is a gift-wrapped box of onesies, blankets, clothes, diapers, and a New Testament for referred families of newborns. Parents must receive a referral card for these services.
BabyCare is currently operating out of the Ministry Annex at the corner of 16th St. and Saemann Ave. near Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church. Evangelical is one of eight nationally-recognized diaper banks in Wisconsin.
In 2017, Sheboygan County Food Bank donated $5,ooo and directs all baby food, formula, and diaper donations to BabyCare. Any excess diapers are stored at Sheboygan County Food Bank's warehouse.
Donation and Volunteer Opportunities
While BabyCare accepts diaper and/or baby clothes (0-6 months) donations, they also accept monetary donations to buy diapers in bulk at a discounted price.
- Diaper bank: fill diaper requests by counting and packaging diapers.
- Supply boxes for newborns: organize and inventory clothes by washing donated clothes (using the church washing machine), fill gift boxes, gift-wrap boxes, etc.
- Office: help staff office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 12-4 PM.
Please contact BabyCare Coordinator, Marge Voigt, at 920-207-0515 if you are interested in donating, or volunteering.
Did you know?
- 1 in 3 families struggle with diaper need. Help keep babies clean, dry & healthy.
- 5.6 million babies and toddlers under the age of 3 live in poor and low-income families and face diaper need.
- Most child care centers require parents to provide a daily supply of disposable diapers which is a challenge for low-wage workers.
- Many parents cannot go to work or school, for lack of diapers necessary to leave their babies with a child care provider.
- Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, at a cost of up to $100 per month per baby – a cost many families cannot afford.