HomeAid Northern Virginia’s “Builders for Babies” initiative collects diapers, wipes and other infant essentials for families living in shelters and supportive housing
HomeAid Northern Virginia is working to support its nonprofit housing partners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their “Builders for Babies” initiative has been collecting diapers, wipes and other infant essentials for families living in shelters and supportive housing. Even prior to the current pandemic, some 1 in 3 families had trouble affording the cost of diapers. Now, with the explosion of unemployment related to the pandemic, the need is even greater…and at the same time, diapers are harder and harder to come by on store shelves (much like toilet paper and cleaning supplies!). Initially via collection boxes at offices, and now, via donations bought online and shipped to our office, they are getting thousands of diapers into the hands of families who need them.