A package of diapers can mean hope and help for struggling families. It means parents can do their jobs, babies can go to childcare, and toddlers can grow without a list of concerns that come from not being changed frequently enough. A simple gift trickles down to more stable employment and a more secure life.

“The bare minimum should be that all children can be clean, dry and healthy and can be in a clean diaper and be changed when they need it,” Meagan Lyon Leimena said.

That’s the mission of Babies Need Bottoms, a nonprofit diaper bank serving Western North Carolina. Leimena serves as the organization’s co-executive director and an advocate for making sure that very basic need is met.

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