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Free Diapers!

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

For Bronx Children in Need

Catholic Charities NY now offers free diapers for all children in need in the Bronx.

That’s right.  All babies in Bronx families struggling to make ends meet – defined as incomes of 200% of the poverty level – are eligible for free diapers.

You can pick them up at any of our four Catholic Charities HomeBase eviction prevention centers in the Bronx.

  • 2155 Blackrock Ave, Bronx, NY 10472
  • 4377 Bronx Blvd. Room 303, Bronx, NY 10466
  • 890 Garrison Ave., Bronx, NY 10474
  • 2901 White Plains Rd., Bronx NY 10467

To apply, please bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof you are caring for a child 3 years of age or younger [birth record, Medicaid letter, etc.]

“We have everything here, from eviction prevention services to connection to our new Bronx Food Hub to, now, free diapers,” said Catholic Charities HomeBase Director Navin Singh. “Anything that helps a family pay their rent Catholic Charities HomeBase can do.”

What's more, the diapers are available whether or not you participate in Catholic Charities NY services.

While there, check out Catholic Charities host of free services including eviction prevention, food programs, case management and more.

Our Free Bronx Diaper Bank began earlier this year as a $15,000 pilot program funded at the direction of NYC Councilwoman Annabel Palma.  It expanded thanks to additional support including a recent $17,000 check funded at the direction of Councilman Ruben Diaz.

With struggling families forced to choose between diapering their babies or buying food and paying rent, Catholic Charities quickly expanded the program to serve all Bronx residents with babies in need.

“If we don’t do this, who is going to?” asked Mr. Singh. “It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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