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Groups to launch isle’s first diaper bank - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 21, 2014

Groups to launch isle’s first diaper bank

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:15 am

GALVESTON — Until recently, it hadn’t occurred to Kathy Modzelewski that low-income parents sometimes missed worked, school or job training because they couldn’t afford diapers for their children.

Day care centers — even free or subsidized ones — will turn away children if parents can’t provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers. Loss of work and a constantly crying, uncomfortable baby could lead to tensions, less nurturing and possible abuse. And mothers sometimes suffer from a phenomenon called diaper stress.

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