We partner with local businesses who host diaper drives and sponsor diaper collection boxes, where community members can donate diapering supplies, and we partner with organizations in six counties in WNC to distribute these donations to families in need.

If you have diapering supplies to donate, visit one of our collection partners to drop them off in a donation box.

If you are a local business with space for a small collection box, we’d love for you to donate the space for diaper drives or on a long-term basis. We provide a marked collection box and will pickup the contents at regular intervals or anytime the box is full.

If you are a social service organization, and interested in becoming a diaper distribution partner, please email us at [email protected]

Collection Partners

We accept new or opened packages of disposable diapers, new or gently used cloth diapers, as well as unopened packages of baby wipes and diaper rash cream.

Distribution Partners

  • Abba’s House – Abba’s House of the Western Carolina Rescue Mission, was created to help mothers and their infants obtain the recovery they need from addiction. This free 12-Month residential program equips mothers with the tools they need to maintain a substance abuse free life.

  • ABCCM Crisis Ministry – ABCCM has four crisis ministry locations serving low-income citizens of Buncombe County who are facing financial emergencies and are struggling to meet life’s basic needs.

  • BEAR Closet at Abernethy UMC – Baby Equipment and Resource Closet, which provides extra assistance for families to take care of their babies. They help supply basic necessities a baby needs early in life and serve to connect these families to resources in the community that they may not have known about. Located in West Asheville.

  • BEAR Closet – East Asheville – Baby Equipment and Resource Closet, which provides extra assistance for families to take care of their babies. They help supply basic necessities a baby needs early in life and serve to connect these families to resources in the community that they may not have known about. Located in East Asheville.

  • BEAR Closet at Snow Hill UMC – Baby Equipment and Resource Closet, which provides extra assistance for families to take care of their babies. They help supply basic necessities a baby needs early in life and serve to connect these families to resources in the community that they may not have known about. Located in Candler, NC.

  • BEAR Closet at St. Paul’s UMC – Baby Equipment and Resource Closet, which provides extra assistance for families to take care of their babies. They help supply basic necessities a baby needs early in life and serve to connect these families to resources in the community that they may not have known about. Located in North Asheville.

  • Bounty & Soul – Bounty & Soul co-creates healthy communities through a whole-person model. No one hungry. Everyone healthy.

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte – Christian ministry of charity, service and justice dedicated to providing help to those in need, hope to those in despair, and inspiration for others to follow.
  • Children & Family Resource Center – The Children & Family Resource Center improves children’s lives through parent education, quality child care resources and leadership on children’s issues throughout the community.
  • Community Action Opportunities – Community Action Opportunities works with citizens who live on limited incomes, elected public officials and private sector representatives to confront and solve the problems that cause poverty.

  • Eliada Homes(ESTA Program) Eliada Students Training for Advancement is a multi-phase program for youth 16-25 years old transitioning to adulthood.  ESTA includes training, hands-on learning, and support services that provide youth a bridge to adulthood.

  • Free Community Market – Montmorenci UMC – Partner agency of MANNA Food Bank, the Free Community Market is held weekly at Montmorenci UMC in Candler, NC.

  • Helpmate – Helpmate is a local nonprofit that provides services to victims of domestic violence in Buncombe County.

  • Insight Womens Recovery Center (Perinatal Health Partners at Women’s Recovery Center) – provides substance abuse and mental health services in 50 counties across North Carolina.
  • Irene Wortham Center – The Irene Wortham Early Learning Center provides developmental day services for children with and without developmental challenges.

  • Sharing House Pantry – Sharing House is a source of compassion and crisis assistance for low-income neighbors in Transylvania County. Located in Brevard, NC.

  • Steadfast House – Steadfast House is part of the ABCCM agency in Asheville. Their mission is “to provide stability to homeless women and moms with children; provide personal skill building for women; provide education and training that equip women for employment and sustainable housing; provide reintegration skills and opportunities that lead to greater self-determination.”

  • Teens for Christ BEAR Closet – Baby Equipment and Resource Closet, which provides extra assistance for families to take care of their babies. They help supply basic necessities a baby needs early in life and serve to connect these families to resources in the community that they may not have known about. Located at Cross UMC in Marion, NC.

  • Verner Early Learning Center –  The Verner Center for Early Learning provides low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers with support via a home-based program and Early Head Start.

  • Western Carolina Community Action – Western Carolina Community Action  Early Head Start Program partners with local childcare centers and family child care providers serving infants and toddlers from low-income families to provide comprehensive services to those who need it most.

  • YWCA of Asheville (MotherLove Teen Parent Program) – Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for all.

Emergency Diaper Program

If you are seeking diapers for yourself, visit www.nc211.org, or call 1-888-892-1162 to be connected to a social service agency near you that can help.

Or, visit our Emergency Assistance page to find more information.

Partnership Agreement

Our community distribution partners are required to sign a partnership agreement to help insure that diapers and supplies make it to those who need them most, in an appropriate manner. Diapers and supplies are provided to our partners at no charge and must be distributed, at no charge, to client families with diaper need. They must never be sold by our partner organizations or their employees/volunteers. They must be distributed without discrimination against race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or disability.

If any partner agency is found to be in knowing violation of our agreement, our relationship will be immediately discontinued and they will no longer benefit from our organization.

Distribution partner organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in good standing, religious organization or local government agency.