Since April 2022, the Boise Area has been assisting families and their babies in need by pulling and packing diapers for twenty four non-profit organizations (including Catholic Charities of Idaho). Members Charles Corbalis, Mary Curry, Susan Karpiel, and Marty Karpiel along with our Provisionals Coleman and Beth Ann Kavanagh, our Auxiliary members, family and friends, gather monthly at the Idaho Diaper Bank warehouse to fulfill these diaper orders.
In November 2023 our team pulled and packed over 75,000 diapers and 2,500 packages of baby wipes for the Idaho Treasure Valley (on average 70,000 diapers are pulled and packed each month (over 800,000 per annum).
Once the orders are fulfilled, these organizations then come and pick up diaper orders (i.e. usually the next day) and distribute them to their families in need.
Over 1800 babies are served per month.
With over 46% of children in Idaho under the age of three living in poor or low income families, there are 36,000+ families likely struggling to provide basic necessities like food, shelter, and hygiene. Hence, there are just not enough diapers being distributed through Idaho's social safety net.
Diapers are expensive and can cost over $120 per month. Many families can no longer afford diapers due to the increased cost of food, housing, transportation etc. This is compounded by the fact that diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps or WIC funds.
The State of Idaho has banned all abortions and to date the State of Idaho has won all challenges and lawsuits argued before the Idaho Supreme Court.
We are very humbled and blessed to be able to help Idaho Diaper Bank. They have become the Boise Area's signature ministry