After Sarah gave birth to her son, she reached out for help.
She Googled “diaper bank” and discovered Marisol Family, a local diaper and clothing bank for expectant and new mothers and their families.
“The first time you come here, they give you 10 times more than you expect,” said Sarah, 22. She left with a bag filled with baby clothes, diapers and more.
This Gabriel House outside St. James Parish in Denver and the network of other locations are reliant on donations of diapers, clothes, formula, supplies and more to meet the demand of mothers seeking relief from the costs of raising a child.
Originally from Missouri, Sarah now lives in a tiny home with her boyfriend in Glendale. They welcomed their son 3 months ago, born almost 9 pounds and 22 inches long. She glows describing how he’s grown 2 inches in 7 weeks.
She comes weekly to get diapers, especially the brand her son is not allergic to, and clothing. She also gets childrens books and the occasional item for mothers.
“They’re really nice. They always ask me questions about my baby,” she said. “They always make sure you get everything you could possibly need.”
She’s told other mothers about Gabriel House and has brought back items she could no longer use for the benefit of other moms.
“It’s a big help.”