Every parent deserves access to basic necessities. And every baby deserves to be clean, dry, and healthy. At Great Start Collaborative of Kent County, we’ve made it one of our greatest priorities to empower families and offer much needed support. We’re committed to keeping children covered at all stages in life, ensuring success from the very beginning.
Since 2009, The Great Start Parent Coalition has collected over 1 million diapers (and counting!) to assist families who struggle with diaper supply. We thank our current and previous partners for their generous donations and continue to call others in our community to aid our initiative. Check out the links below to watch videos and learn more information.
1 out of every 4 babies in Kent County is born into poverty.
Safety net programs, such as W.I.C. and food stamps, do not cover the cost of diapers.
A sufficient supply of disposable diapers can cost up to $75 per month.
Many babies are often forced to spend the entire day or longer in a single diaper because families cannot afford to buy an adequate supply.
Babies who remain in soiled diapers are exposed to greater health risks, as well as the risk of physical abuse by the caregiver.
Host a Diaper Drive
- Donation Boxes
- Promotional Posters
- Additional Information
While we do not supply diapers directly, we do deliver to local pantries. Bring unused diapers of any size to the Great Start Collaborative offices at:
118 Commerce Ave SW, Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
* Please note that all donations are tax deductible
GREAT START COLLABORATIVE KENT COUNTY
Funding from the Office of Great Start within the Michigan Department of Education supports the implementation of Great Start.