The FANS Diaper Bank was created in October, 2016 to assist with Diapers and Diapering Needs for families within Chandler, Arizona and SE Maricopa County Communities. FANS Staff at the FANS Locker Room learned from referred families with infants and toddlers that keeping a child in clean diapers was often an overwhelming challenge. Our research found that 32% of low income families report re-using diapers because they lack the financial resources to purchase them. Reusing diapers leads to severe diaper rash, staph infections, and great discomfort to the child. On average, a baby uses 8 diapers a day and the FANS Diaper Bank provides a 5 day emergency supply with diapering supplies (baby wipes and cream). Food Stamps or WIC cannot be used to purchase diapers. Since January, 2017 an average of 125 families a month are referred to the FANS Diaper Bank. We are expecting to distribute more than 50,000 diapers through the FANS Diaper Bank and FANS Kids Closets in 2017
FANS relies on the Central Arizona Diaper Bank, Corporate, Civic / Church Groups and Individual Donors for diapers, supplies and the financial support needed to maintain our supply of diapers to meet the needs of families referred for diapers.
You can help FANS keep a fully stocked Diaper Bank with all needed sizes and diapering supplies. Volunteer to host a diaper drive, donate diapers / supplies, or make a monetary donation to assure that babies of our homeless and in transition families within Chandler and the SE Valley don’t go without.