Calling for Diapers! A Quick & Easy Way to Make a Huge Difference.

By Sara Swabb

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Why Diapers?
Many of you are mothers, aunts, nannies, or have simply walked by the diaper aisle at the grocery and understand that the cost of diapers can add up quickly.  Statistics show that a baby needs 10 to 12 diapers a day, costing about $100 to $120 each month.  Parents who cannot afford this expense routinely run out of diapers.

Babies who remain in dirty diapers for prolonged periods experience diaper rash, infections, or other health problems, and typically express their discomfort through crying.  And the pain that a parent feels at not being able to meet their children’s basic needs adds stress and tension to the already difficult task of parenting.

How Can You Help?
To help mitigate this relevant issue in the District, My Sister’s Place (MSP) volunteers are calling on all JLW members and their networks to donate diapers and baby wipes for the children of MSP.  Diapers must be disposable and all sizes (infant, toddler, pull-up) are acceptable.  Just drop off the items at the JLW headquarters in the first floor kitchen by March 15, 2014. 

Think You’re Too Busy to Help?
Sometimes it’s tough to get to the store, purchase the items, and complete the drop off.  If this is the case for you, check out or and get the items shipped straight to JLW headquarters:

Mail these to:
                      ATTN: Jackie Paranzino, My Sister’s Place Chair
                      3039 M Street NW
                      Washington, DC 20007

Still Have Questions?
Feel free to contact Jackie Paranzino, MSP Committee Chair, at