FANS-Compadres Diaper Bank

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The Chandler Compadres supports the FANS – Compadres Diaper Bank to assure diapering needs are fulfilled for Chandler & S.E. Valley Families referred to FANS. The FANS Diaper Bank was created October 2016 when FANS Locker Room Staff were noticing many children of referred Families coming to the Locker Room were in dirty diapers Families didn’t have the financial resources to purchase diapers and supplies on a consistent basis. Our research found that 32% of low income families report re-using diapers because they lack the financial resources to purchase them. Further studies showed that reusing diapers may result in severe Diaper Rash, Staph Infections and great discomfort to the child. On average, a baby uses 8 diapers a day and the FANS – Compadres Diaper Bank provides a 5 day emergency supply of diapers and supplies (baby wipes and cream) for referred families. Families may return to FANS, by appointment, three additional times without needing a new referral from their Social Services Case Manager. In 2019 FANS distributed 97,000 Diapers and Supplies for 2800 Children through the FANS – Compadres Diaper Bank, our Distribution Partner the Chandler Care Center, and other Partner Agencies requesting Diapers. Diapers are one of the only items with no State or Federal subsidy for Families facing economic or personal hardships.

diaper-bank-01FANS relies on the Central Arizona Diaper Bank, Corporate, Civic & Faith Groups and Individual Donor Diaper Drives to maintain our supply to meet the increasing needs of referred families. Volunteer to host a diaper drive, donate diapers / supplies, or make a monetary donation to assure that babies of families served by FANS within Chandler and the S.E. Valley don’t go without.

For more information or to schedule a donation drop-off or volunteer contact FANS at 480-821-3013.

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“The Chandler Care Center partners with FANS Across America to serve Chandler Families in need. Our partnership enables us to provide families access to assistance we cannot otherwise provide. The Chandler CARE Center recognizes the incredible value of basic necessities for our at risk and needy families in Chandler and we are happy to have FANS as a source of assistance for families we serve.

In 2019, as a distribution partner of the FANS – Compadres Diaper Bank The Chandler CARE Center was able to provide over 28,000 diapers at no-cost to families in need within our Community. Diapers are one of the largest needs faced by low-income households with babies and toddlers, and this partnership has enabled us to meet this need in a direct, tangible manner.

Thank you for continuing to provide these vital services for the families we work together to serve in Chandler.

Katie Kahle, Director, Chandler CARE Center