Asheville, NC, April 20, 2020–
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, local families who are struggling to find and afford basic necessities for their young children have a source of hope and help.
Actress and mom, Hilary Duff announced her company Happy Little Camper is pledging to help families by donating baby wipes. Local diaper bank, Babies Need Bottoms is distributing these wipes, as well as diapers and baby hygiene supplies, to families through partnerships with over 20 social service agencies in WNC.
One of these agencies is the Children & Family Resource Center in Hendersonville, NC, who began hosting a weekly baby supply service for Henderson County residents in early April. Jamie Wiener, Executive Director said “We are so appreciative of the partnership with Babies Need Bottoms. The families we serve are struggling right now, and the Happy Little Camper wipes, along with diapers, have been such a gift.”
Meagan Lyon Leimena, Co-Executive Director said, “We are so grateful to the Baby2Baby National Network, and to Happy Little Camper for making this contribution possible. These wipes go a long way keeping babies clean, dry and healthy. And when babies are clean and dry, parents are less stressed and worried. This is so meaningful for families.”
Babies Need Bottoms reports that requests for diapers has jumped 92% in the last month, and that wipes are in especially high demand due to the toilet paper shortage. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Babies Need Bottoms diaper bank reached a milestone of distributing 100,000 diapers to help families.
Individuals who are experiencing diaper need, or the inability to afford a sufficient supply of diapers for their young children, can visit nc211.org, dial 2-1-1 or call 1-888-892-1162, for assistance finding programs and services in their community.
Babies Need Bottoms and Children & Family Resource Center are accepting financial donations on their websites to help meet local needs.
Babies Need Bottoms Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit diaper bank in Asheville, NC, (EIN: 82-3574436) with a mission to improve the lives of babies, toddlers, and parents in Western North Carolina through diaper distribution, community awareness and partnerships, serving families in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell and Transylvania Counties.
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