Support new families with diapers and other essentials so that children get the care they need and families can thrive.
Mile High United Way’s Women United hosts an annual Community Baby Shower to educate our community about the challenges faced by young families and to provide basic essentials for their new babies. By providing diapers and other essentials, you are helping young families in Denver thrive. Baby shower drives start in April 2022.
Make it easy! Visit our online Target registry and have your gift shipped to Mile High United Way.
First Name: Women
Last Name: United
Please deliver diapers and other gifts to:
Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
• It costs a family about $1,000 a year to buy a supply of average-priced diapers for one child. For someone who works a full-time minimum-wage job, making just over $15,000 a year, that’s a huge expense.
• About 30% of mothers report not being able to afford diapers for their children, and one in 12 admit to stretching their diaper supply, leaving their child in a wet diaper or partially cleaning the diaper and reusing it.
• Nearly 60 percent of families in diaper-need report having missed work or school because they didn't have enough diapers for childcare.
• Diapers are not considered essential and therefore are not covered by federal assistance programs. Diapers are not covered by social welfare systems like WIC or food stamps because they are considered “hygiene items.”
• In May 2020, Mile High United Way collected 423 baby items, which were distributed to our Bridging the Gap youth participants as well as the following partner organizations: Florence Crittenton, Family Tree, The Gathering Place, and Mountain Resource Center. Thank you to everyone who donated!
About Mile High United Way's Women United Initiative
Mile High United Way Women United leads the charge by addressing the biggest challenges facing women and girls. They inspire the change by investing in high impact programs, responding to emerging needs in our community, and taking action as volunteers and advocates on behalf of women and girls in our community. Learn more about Women United.