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KREM Cares Diaper Drive 2021

The KREM Cares Diaper Drive is the top supplier of diapers to Vanessa Behan. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.

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WHAT IS THE KREM CARES DIAPER DRIVE:  A $10 Diaper Drive donation provides a family in need with a week’s worth of diapers and wipes.  KREM 2 and our partners at Rosauers, Washington Trust Bank, and Vanessa Behan want to keep babies warm, safe, and dry.  But we need your help.

DATES:  April 26 —May 9   

HOW  TO DONATE:  It’s easy and we have three main ways to give.  

  1. Rosauers:  Visit any area Rosauers and make a $10 donation while checking-out.  
  2. Washington Trust Bank:  Donate at any North Idaho or Spokane area Washington Trust Bank.  Monetary donations can be made in branch or via the drive-up.  
  3. Vanessa Behan's website

COST:  $10 donation buys a week’s worth of diapers and wipes.  You can impact a family by purchasing a KREM Cares Diaper Drive bag.  

DO PEOPLE NEED DIAPERS:  1 in 3 families struggle with diaper need (attribution:  Vanessa Behan).  These diapers are critical in keeping babies healthy and providing support for families. 

HOW MANY DIAPERS DOES A BABY USE IN A WEEK?  Well, as you know all babies are different.  Babies use between 7-10 diapers a day.  That adds up! The KREM Cares ‘Diaper Drive Bag’ will provide a family with approximately 50 diapers and a package of wipes.  

HOW DOES THIS HELP FAMILIES:  It can cost a family upwards of $1,000 a year to diaper just one child.  That cost can prove financially crippling.  Vanessa Behan reports that there is a direct correlation between financial stress and incidents of child abuse.  The KREM Cares Diaper Drive is one way to help end child abuse.

WHO GETS THE DIAPERS:  The diapers are distributed by Vanessa Behan.  If a family needs the help they can request the diapers and wipes.  Last year (2020), Vanessa Behan handed out 173,601 diapers. 

WHY DIDN'T DIAPER DRIVE HAPPEN IN 2020:  During the pandemic it became increasingly difficult to purchase diapers.  Our partners at Rosauers have helped secure diapers for this year’s KREM Cares Diaper Drive.    

PARTNERS:  The KREM Cares Diaper Drive is a team effort.  KREM 2, Vanessa Behan, Rosauers, and Washington Trust Banks are working together to make a difference.  Join us.  Together we can help families, lessen abuse, and keep babies safe.