However, the unfortunate reality is that even here in Sarasota County, one in three families in struggles with providing the bare necessities for their babies.
With the cost of diapers at more than $100 each month per child, many parents must make the difficult choice between diapers and food. Infants who don’t have a clean diaper are likely to suffer from painful urinary tract infections and other serious complications.
The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County collects diapers (as well as other baby items) for families in need.
You can donate unopened packages of diapers (cloth or disposable) and wipes at several convenient locations. Cash donations to purchase diapers will also be accepted at the Healthy Start Coalition office.
- Healthy Start Coalition Office (also accepting cash donations) 1750 17th Street, Building A
- Healthy Start Program Office, 2nd Floor, Sarasota County Health Department, 2200 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota