There are some things you cannot live without: Food. Shelter. And, if you’re a parent, that list would have to include those helpful items known as diapers.
National Diaper Bank recently presented a donation of 100,000 diapers to the Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank, a member bank of the National Diaper Bank Network on behalf of Huggies and Meijer, the Grand Rapids-based retail chain.
This donation will help the one-in-three U.S. families (36 percent) in diaper need. Diaper need is defined as the struggle to provide enough diapers to keep their baby or toddler clean, dry and healthy.
The event celebrates the larger program that is the result of an in-store promotion at Meijer and its locations around the Midwest. From October 29 to December 23, Huggies donated a day’s worth of diapers for every package of Huggies diapers purchased —up to 400,000 diapers— and Meijer donated $1 (up to $10,000) to the National Diaper Bank Network, which serves communities in need across the country.
This donation event also celebrated Meijer and Huggies fifth year of partnership, which has now enabled both organizations to donate a monumental total of 1 million diapers over the past five years to help support families in diaper need.