During the month of April, First Baptist will be partnering with the Diaper Bank of the Carolinas/Downtown Outreach Ministry to collect diapers for those in need. Clean diapers are essential for the health and well being of young children. Babies left in soiled diapers experience developmental delays, behavioral issues and health concerns such as persistent diaper rashes and urinary tract infections. Statistics prove that an average of 10 diapers are required a day for a newborn baby. Many low-income families cannot afford the $100 plus per month to adequately diaper an infant or young child. There is no government assistance available for diapers and diapering supplies.
In 2018, Diaper Bank of the Carolinas distributed over 250,875 diapers to families in need. The most needed sizes are 4, 5 and 6. Donations of packages of wipes are also appreciated. Collection bins are placed throughout the church for drop-off of your items.
— Becky Bouton, Missions Committee