We're here to end diaper need in Hampton Roads.
What is Diaper Need?

Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant, child, or adult clean, dry, and healthy.  Click on the image below to learn more.
Source: National Diaper Bank Network


* Diaper need is more than a footnote.  Here are the facts:
  • 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.
  • 5.2 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
  • Infants require up to 12 diapers per day.  Toddlers require about 8 diapers per day.
  • Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.
  • No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
  • Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers.
  • Most childcare centers - even free and subsidized facilities - require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
We Need Your Help

The Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank currently collects and distributes 40,000 diapers a month to nearly 40 partners working with babies, adults, and the disabled in Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, Smithfield, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. 

Unfortunately, we currently receive requests for about 150,000 diapers each month. We can only meet this need with your help! Learn more about donating here.