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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Diaper Need and Single Moms

According to the most recent study on diaper need, 30% of mothers report that affording diapers was an issue.  That problem is compounded when you are the sole breadwinner for your family and you make minimum wage or less.  Diaper cost for those living on federal minimum wage is more than 6 percent of gross income.  Not being able to effectively diaper your baby is more than just a health issue.  The emotional and psychological toll on the mother is also key.  The ability to diaper was a greater indicator of mental health than food availability.  Half of our single mothers in the Austin area live in poverty, so we know that many of their children might be in a diaper need situation.  Austin Diaper Bank partners with social service agencies to get diapers to families who are in need.  Diapers improve wellbeing in so many ways.  Won't you help change the lives of a Central Texas family today? Click here to learn more.