Lincoln's first diaper bank is coming!
The Junior League of Lincoln and Center for People in Need have partnered to create the Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank. With the formation of this diaper bank, the Center and JLL hope to make an impact on the thousands of Lancaster County residents suffering from diaper need, which is the insufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.
"We estimate more than 6,000 children in Lancaster County suffer diaper need," said Chris Funk, the Center's executive director. "We are very happy to be working with the Junior League of Lincoln in ending this unnecessary hardship for the children and families in our community."
The JLL Diaper Bank, in partnership with the Center, will collect, store and distribute free diapers to member agencies throughout Lincoln, who will then distribute those diapers to their low-income clients.
Membership in the JLL Diaper Bank is currently closed as we work to build the inventory and processes. We hope to begin signing up additional agencies in 2021.
Host or support a diaper drive. Hosting a diaper drive is a great way to help alleviate diaper need in Lincoln. Download the National Diaper Bank Network diaper drive toolkit here. Please remember, this was created before the pandemic. Please adjust your plans to stay safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you aren't up for hosting a diaper drive, consider making a donation to the JLL Diaper Bank.
A monetary donation is the most effective way to support the JLL Diaper Bank. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, we can purchase diapers at a fraction of retail prices. Additionally, we can purchase the most-needed sizes or items for circumstances at the time.
If you'd rather donate items, you can arrange a no-contact drop-off by contacting the Center at 402.476.4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org. OR have an online retailer ship your donation direct. You can order from the JLL Diaper Bank wish list or ship from another retailer to:
JLL Diaper Bank
c/o Center for People in Need
3901 N. 27th Street #1
Lincoln, NE 68521