Since June of 2020, just after the start of the pandemic, Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) has been distributing diapers to families in the Dare County community. With diapers costing approximately $80 per month for families with young children, many families are left struggling to make ends meet as they pay for critical needs such as their rent, electricity, and groceries.
CYP continues to recognize that diaper need is a problem for families in Dare County, and through CYP’s Diaper Bank, will be holding two separate diaper distribution events for the month of August (one in Manteo and one in Buxton). During these events, families will be able to receive free diapers to help with their diapering needs. By providing two events, families will have the opportunity to choose the option that works best for their family. While supplies last, diaper sizes available at both events are newborn to size six, with a limit of two packs of diapers per family.
The first of these free events will be CYP’s contactless Diaper Pick-Up on Tuesday, August 10-Wednesday, August 11 from 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Center for CYP in Manteo. At this event, families will arrive at the Center for CYP, located at 534 Ananias Dare Street in Manteo. Families will call the CYP office at 252-441-0614 to let them know their size needs, and will remain in their vehicles. A CYP staff member will bring the needed diapers to a table outside, and return to the office. Families can then get out of their vehicles to get their diapers from the table.
The second August diaper distribution will be held on Thursday, August 19 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Fessenden Center in Buxton. During this Diaper Drive-Thru, families will arrive at the Fessenden Center (46830 Highway 12, Buxton) and drive up to the table at the front of the building. Families will let the staff member at the table know their size needs, and will remain in their vehicles. Staff will hand the diapers through the car window to families.
CYP’s Diaper Bank is only possible through the generosity and support of individuals, businesses, and organizations, such as the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Are you interested in helping us make a Change for the Better? CYP is accepting tax-deductible monetary donations and donations of unopened packs of diapers for CYP’s Diaper Bank. Visit darekids.org/blog/cyps-diaper-bank to learn more about how you can help!