Langlade County Area Diaper Bank was established in 2015 to be a resource for families in our community to ensure that they have an adequate supply of diapers in times of need. The Diaper Bank is a collaboration of six community agencies: Avail, Birth to Three, Head Start, Hope Life Center, Langlade County Health Department and Langlade County Social Services.
1 in 3 American families struggle to provide diapers for their babies. It is not uncommon for some children to spend a day or longer in one diaper. This prolonged use is unsanitary and can lead to potential health risks (rashes, urinary tract infections, etc.)
We offer disposable diapers to families that are experiencing emergency or crisis situations. We also offer the “All in Two Cloth Diapers”. These diapers are a renewable resource that leads to sustainability, cost savings, and less waste in our landfills. Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills and represent about 4% of solid waste. It is estimated to take approximately 250 to 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose – long after our grandchildren and great, great grandchildren will be gone.
The Diaper Bank holds a diaper drive from Mother’s Day until Father’s Day, while also accepting donations throughout the year. Monetary donations made payable to Langlade County Area Diaper Bank may be sent to the Langlade County Health Department at 1225 Langlade Road, Antigo, WI 54409.
For additional information, please contact Karen Marten, Diaper Bank Coordinator, at the Langlade County Health Department – 715-627-6250.