More Las Vegas families seek diaper aid during pandemic, nonprofits say
The Baby’s Bounty’s pop-up diaper bank on Thursday was a lifeline for her, she said.
A week’s worth of infant diapers and formula, plus an optional knit hat for the baby, are helpful to her as she gets the new baby comfortable, said Gamble, a Las Vegas resident and foster parent for 20 years.
“It’s awesome because oftentimes everyone knows we get a stipend every month for taking care of the children but they forget that when my babies leave with their new family, I send everything,” she said. “So I start from scratch every time I get a placement. This really helps.”
The coronavirus pandemic’s impact led to an increased need for donated diapers, several diaper bank leaders across the Las Vegas Valley said during Diaper Need Awareness Week, which runs through Sunday.