The Capital City Diaper Bank is an organization that seeks to help streamline the collection and distribution of diapers to low-income families in the mid-Missouri area. With diapers and financial donations collected from the community, the Diaper Bank partners with existing service organizations to serve families who are most in need of diapers to keep their little ones clean and dry, healthy and happy.
To collaborate with partner agencies to provide diapers to those in our community experiencing diaper need.
- Raise awareness about diaper need, potential solutions and the benefits of adequate diapering of infants and toddlers in our community. Contact us if you’d like us to speak to your group.
- Provide, and to coordinate other community efforts to provide, diapers and related baby products to families and agencies within the community
- Accept contributions and to raise funds for the purposes of funding the aforementioned informational, educational and charitable services.
The idea to form the Capital City Diaper Bank grew out of a “Stuff Santa’s Sleigh” diaper drive and pictures with Santa event in December 2015. This event was organized by founders Katie Epema and Joe Kemp and hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City, MO. Originally planned to be a one-time event supporting families in the Jefferson City Public Schools’ Parents as Teachers program, church members encouraged the founders to hold a second drive in December, 2016. Broader community support led to focus groups in January, 2017 to determine the feasibility of establishing a diaper bank that would support more families within the Jefferson City, MO area. The Capital City Diaper Bank incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Missouri and received federal 501(c)(3) status in 2017.