As you can imagine, things around Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry are just as uncertain and ever-changing as every other business and non-profit across the country. States, cities, and counties are beginning to issue stricter quarantines and shutdowns. These all have exemptions for "essential" operations, such as grocery stores and food banks. Thankfully, diaper banks are included as essential in all the regulations thus far.
We are expecting the need for diapers and period supplies to skyrocket over the next few months as jobs are lost and the ripple effects of shut downs are fully realized and felt. We already have requests from our partner agencies asking to increase orders, and new community organizations are reaching out asking for product donations and help for their clients. Many families in our community live on the edge of poverty, and an unprecedented event like this can become the difference between barely making ends meet and financial disaster.
Please consider donating to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry today to help us purchase the diapers we need to fulfill our current requests and increase our distribution. Now more than ever, we need to support the babies in our community whose caregivers don't have enough diapers to keep them happy, healthy, and safe.
I am so grateful for this wonderful community we get to be part of. Thank you, from all our staff and board, for caring so much about our littlest citizens and their well-being.