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Cradles to Crayons donates 90K diapers on Diaper Day [Video]

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A local nonprofit was busy Wednesday distributing more than 90,000 diapers to dozens of service organizations across Chicago.

Trish Bauer was one of several volunteers at Chicago nonprofit Cradles to Crayons who were packing boxes of diapers and wipes into the cars of community partners.

“Usually, the partners have to load up their own cars when they come to pick up orders, but they get that done for them today…It just streamlines the process and makes it super fast,” Bauer said.

“Diaper Day” is a part of Cradles to Crayons’ annual Gear Up for Baby initiative, which supports families across the city facing a diaper need.

“We’re finding that one in two children are experiencing diaper insecurity. It’s about $80 a month to buy diapers for one child,” said Angelina Martinez also with Cradles to Crayons.

She hopes Diaper Day makes things easier for partners and the families they …

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