Diaper Bank

Junior League of Boca Raton’s Diaper Bank Relocates to Boca Raton Innovation Campus Through Crocker Partners’ Storage Space Donation

The Junior League of Boca Raton is thrilled to announce a major in-kind gift from Crocker Partners, which is donating approximately 1,500 square feet of space at its Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC), former IBM headquarters and birthplace of the personal computer, to the Junior League’s Diaper Bank. The space will be used to store and distribute more than 600,000 diapers each year which serves 3,000 children annually through the Junior League’s partnerships with 24 local agencies. The diaper bank has distributed over 4 million diapers since 2011 and is the largest diaper bank in Palm Beach County.

“This incredibly generous gift will help us provide diapers to local families in need, enabling babies and toddlers to attend daycare, thus allowing their parents to go to work,” said Cristy Stewart-Harfmann, President of the Junior League of Boca Raton.

 

 

What is the JLBR Diaper Bank?

The Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank ensures that low-income families in South Palm Beach and North Broward Counties receive the necessary diapers our local children depend on.  The idea to host the Palm Beach County’s only diaper bank came when League members learning that one in three families nationally are unable to provide diapers for their children and more than two hundred thousand families living in the Boca Raton community were regularly in need.

Did you know…

  • Low-income parents cannot take advantage of free or subsidized childcare if they cannot afford to leave disposable diapers at childcare centers.
  • 1 out of 3 families struggle to buy diapers.
  • In low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health and abuse risks.
  • An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month.
  • Infants require up to 12 diapers per day; toddlers require about 8.
  • Without transportation, low-income families tend to buy diapers at convenience stores rather than a large retailer which can double or triple the monthly cost for diapers.
  • Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps, and are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and pet food as disallowed purchases.

The JLBR Diaper Bank partners with 24 different local nonprofits in Broward and Palm Beach Counties and distributes over 600,000 diapers annually to serve 3,000 children. It is currently the largest diaper bank in South Florida.

We depend on our community to host diaper drives. Interested in hosting a drive? Email diaperbank@jlbr.org.

Donate now to support the JLBR Community Diaper Bank.

 

We work with the following agencies who distribute the diapers to families in need.

Adopt a Family of the Palm Beaches
Lake Worth
(561) 253-1361

Caridad Center
Boynton Beach
(561) 737-6336

Children First Academy
West Palm Beach
(561) 856-8100

The Children’s Healing Institute
West Palm Beach
(561) 687-8115

Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County
Delray Beach
(561) 278-0000

Family Promise of South Palm Beach County
Delray Beach
(561) 265-3370

Farmworker Coordinating Council
Lake Worth
(561) 265-3370

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers
Boca Raton
(561) 391-7274

The Guatemalan-Maya Center
Lake Worth
(561) 547-0085

Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation
Lake Worth
(561) 577-2698

Hannah’s Home of South Florida
Tequesta
(561) 277-9823

Health Council of Southeast Florida
Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast
(561) 844-4220

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward County
Broward County
(954) 765-0550

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County
(561) 804-9987

Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
Parkland
(954) 323-8012

Mary’s Pregnancy Resource Center
Broward County
(954) 916-7072

Milagro Center
Delray Beach
(561) 279-2970

The Open Door Mentoring for Teen Mothers
Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 329-2191

Opportunity Early Childhood Education and Family Center
West Palm Beach
(561) 712-9221

Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus
Boca Raton
(561) 483-0962

RCMA Belle Glade CDC
Belle Glade
(561) 992-2060

RCMA Farmworker CDC
Delray Beach
(561) 637-1110

Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County
(561) 408-7779

Women in Distress of Broward County
Lighthouse Point
(954) 760-9800