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Help families stay healthy!
Lenten Diaper Drive is Underway!
February 14 — March 28, 2024
The Bottom Line Diaper Bank helps to support the one in three Colorado families in need of diapers by providing access for infants, toddlers and incontinent adults. We support all ministries within Catholic Charities. This includes Marisol Family, Marisol Health, Marisol Homes, Early Childhood Education, Family & Kinship Services, Senior Services and Samaritan House.
Our Diaper Bank raises awareness about diaper need and how it affects families across Northern Colorado. To combat challenges associated with diaper expenses, we work to ensure that the needs of those who need help most in our community are met.
Marisol Family’s Lenten Diaper Drive
What could you do with an extra $80? Buy groceries for a week? Pay some of your rent? Provide diapers for one of your children?
Believe it or not, thanks to inflation and the high cost of living in Colorado, it costs right around $80 to keep a baby’s bottom dry for a month. For many families, that’s cost-prohibitive and a real stretch to their already tight budgets.
That’s why Marisol Family, as a ministry of Catholic Charities, extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need by supporting local families with diapers, wipes, formula, children’s clothing, emotional support and family education programming. We are also an entry point to all Catholic Charities services. From shelter and housing to early childhood education, food support and counseling (and so much more!), Marisol Family connects neighbors with resources across our organization.
Our Marisol Family team is powered by over 180 amazing volunteers and six staff members at 10 locations in parishes across the Archdiocese of Denver. We have Marisol Family locations in the Denver / Boulder metro area, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan and on the Western Slope. We also have upwards of 20 mobile events every month where Marisol Miles, our sassy box truck, travels to communities that might not easily access our services. Miles travels hundreds of miles each year and hosts monthly events at parishes and community partners from Greeley to Commerce City, Montbello to Byers. Miles and his trusty drivers distribute thousands of diapers at these events and provide referrals to additional Catholic Charities services. Miles is Catholic Charities on wheels and helps us meet people where they are. Literally.
By the Numbers
Marisol Family has experienced a dramatic increase in need this year. We were proud to distribute over one million diapers during our last fiscal year, but we blew that number away this year with 2.2 million diapers flying out the door. That means that thousands of families and children who would have struggled to provide basic necessities have been served across our Archdiocese. Our goal is to be a frontline resource for families who need us most.
Of course, we can’t do this without a whole lot of help. Please consider joining us for the Catholic Charities’ Bottom Line Diaper Bank which kicks off this Friday. From February 14 through March 28, we are encouraging everyone to contribute to our effort a little … or a lot. The Bottom Line Diaper Bank supplies Marisol Family and a host of other Catholic Charities ministries with diapers and other
essentials. This dedicated committee of volunteers lead our efforts to make diapers more accessible for families across our community. Get involved today!
The Bottom Line Diaper Bank, a volunteer committee established by Catholic Charities, supports Colorado families by providing access to donated diapers for infants, toddlers and adults with incontinence issues. The Bottom Line Diaper Bank increases awareness about the health risks associated with diaper challenges and organizes efforts to generate an adequate supply of diapers.
Get Involved / Host a Drive
Host a diaper drive at your school, business or community. Help by hosting your own diaper drive! Click the links below to download great information and marketing materials to help make your drive a success:
National Diaper Bank Network
Did you Know?
- More than 67,000 children in Colorado each year need diapers their families can't afford.
- Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamp benefits or through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
- Early childhood facilities require a one-week supply of diapers for children to attend and most don't accept cloth diapers - making disposable diapers essential.
- Working parents say they miss one to four days of work a month due to a shortage of diapers.
- Without access to disposable diapers, parents report drying urine-soaked diapers and using plastic bags when funds run low, leading to painful diaper rash and health complications.
Checks can also be mailed to:
6240 Smith Rd., Denver, CO 80216