For anyone who would like to make in-kind donations, current needs include: coffee, sugar, hand soap, laundry soap, disinfectant wipes, 13-gallon garbage bags, paper towels, Size 5 diapers, children's cold medicine and twin mattress (new or gently used).
This month, the Durham-based group launched the High Five Campaign. The goal is to collect size 5 diapers and raise awareness of the ongoing need for larger sizes.
Among the reasons for the shortage is the fact that, while babies grow quickly, toddlers can remain in size 5 diapers for more than a year, according to the group.
“Toddlers who have moved past diapers often regress in toilet training when families are faced with crises such as housing loss," Old said.
The Diaper Bank of North Carolina is asking community members to donate a package of Size 5 diapers at one of their drop-off locations: Bull City Craft at 2501 University Drive in Durham, Stay & Play Snack Cafe at 405A East Chapel Hill Street in Durham, and the Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic at 301 Kildaire Road #200 in Chapel Hill.