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Bundled Blessings Diaper Pantry

A Diaper Bank for Evanston

 

Diapers are as essential to a child’s health and well-being as food and shelter, but one in three families struggles to afford adequate diapers to keep their babies and toddlers clean and dry.

Since 2013, Bundled Blessings has partnered with local social service agencies to distribute diapers to families in need. An outreach program of First United Methodist Church of Evanston, Bundled Blessings is staffed entirely by volunteers from this congregation.

Bundled Blessings is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.

This is what diaper need looks like.

For Volunteers/Organizations

Volunteers and organizations can assist by collecting diapers, donating their time, and giving financially. 

Donate Diapers

Drop off new or opened packages of diapers at one of our diaper drop-off barrels located in the community. Click here for current drop-off locations.

Purchase diapers through our Amazon Wishlist.

Make a monetary donation.

100% of all donations are used to support the diaper pantry and are tax deductible. Donate online or send a check made out to First United Methodist Church of Evanston (indicate Bundled Blessings in the memo line), 516 Church Street, Evanston IL 60201.  

You may also honor someone special by making a donation with a Grateful Gram, and the Bundled Blessings team will send an E-card to the honoree.

Host A diaper drop-off barrel

Place a barrel in your business or organization on a temporary or permanent basis. We provide the barrel and pick up the diapers each month. Contact bundledblessings@outlook.com to learn more.

Host a diaper drive.

We provide a diaper drive kit, collection bins, and pick up the diapers for you.

Additionally, individuals or organizations can host groups of people to help bundle the diapers into bags of 50 to be distributed monthly.

For Families with Immediate Need

Bundled Blessings partners with Connections for the Homeless to distribute diapers to families in immediate need. If you are in immediate need of diapers, please contact Connections for the Homeless, 2121 Dewey Ave., Evanston, IL, at 847-475-7070. Connections’ main office is open Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Residents of Skokie, Lincolnwood, and Morton Grove may reach out to the Niles Township Food Pantry,8341 Lockwood Ave., Skokie, at 847-983-0073.

For supplies of diapers distributed monthly, please contact one of Bundled Blessings partner agencies listed below:

Childcare Network of Evanston

District 65 Doorway to Learning Child Care Center

District 65 Home Visiting Program

Connections for the Homeless

Family Advocacy Center at Family Focus

Heartland Alliance

Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW)

Howard Area Community Center

Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Teen Baby Family Support Program

Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Baby Toddler Nursery

Learning Bridge Early Education Center

Metropolitan Family Services, Niles Township

Niles Township Food Pantry (5255 Lincoln Ave., Skokie IL)

World Relief Chicagoland

Y.O.U., Street Outreach Program

Learn More about Diaper Need

Interested in learning more about diaper need and Bundled Blessings? Check out these articles.

Governor, Nonprofits Put Spotlight on Unmet Diaper Needs

(Evanston RoundTable, September 2021)

Bundled Blessings Serves 330 Families Each Month

(Evanston RoundTable, June 2018)

37,000 Diapers Delivered

(Make It Better, July 2016)

The Critical Item Low-Income Families Can’t Buy for Their Babies With Food Stamps

(Make It Better, July 2016)

Local diaper pantry receives $2,500 grant

(The Daily Northwestern, January 2016)

Diaper pantry turns two, faces growing need

(Evanston Now, November 2015)

Bottoms Up! A Diaper Pantry is Born

(Evanston RoundTable, October 2013)

The Diaper Gap:  How a God-sized idea closed a little known loophole putting infants at risk  

(CBN News, August 2018)

The Cost of Diapers Is Crippling Working Class Families   

(HuffPost video, August 2017)

For Agencies

Each month Bundled Blessings supplies local social service agencies with diapers to distribute to families in need. The pantry does not distribute diapers directly to individuals or families. A member of the National Diaper Network, Bundled Blessings supplies 24,000 diapers to help over 500 children in Evanston and surrounding communities.

To learn more about our work, please contact us: 

Bundled Blessings Diaper Pantry

First United Methodist Church
516 Church Street, Evanston, IL  60201
847-864-6181 ext. 228
bundledblessings@outlook.com

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Our Mission & Outreach Committee offers meaningful short-term volunteer opportunities regularly.

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