The 7th Annual Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive by Bundles of Hope kicks off next week with a goal of collecting 400,000 diapers. Keep reading to learn about the bus and semi-truck soon to be parked in front of 280’s Target and how you can help fill it.
Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive
Did you know 1 in 3 families struggle with diaper need? Sometimes, basic needs can cause the most stress for families. We’ve all witnessed job losses and the rising costs of essential items throughout the pandemic. These events have made it even harder for families to access items they need. To help families combat these struggles, Bundles of Hope partners with communities to provide weekly supplies of diapers to families in need. Diaper donations have reached 50-60,000 per month.
To continue supporting local families, Bundles of Hope hosts diaper drives. The Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive will be held September 24 – October 3rd (during Diaper Need Awareness Week). In addition to the usual school bus, this year a semi-truck will also be stuffed. With a goal of 400,000 diapers, you can see why they need the room. The vehicles will be parked at the gravel easement below the Target Shopping Center on Hwy 280. Requested donation items include:
- Diapers (especially sizes 5 and 6) in new or opened packages
Volunteers will be out 4 pm- 8 pm during the week and 8 am- 8 pm over the weekend. The drive will be in a drive-thru, Covid friendly format. For those unable to visit the drive, you can visit Bundles of Hope to donate.
Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank
Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank is the only organization in Birmingham dedicated solely to providing essentials such as diapers to families consistently. Since 2015, they’ve donated 3 million diapers to families. Their next goal? Distribute 1 million diapers in 2021 alone. Over 70 diaper drives will be held throughout September.
“It’s a huge community effort. We have people hosting them in their neighborhoods with yard signs and collection bins… It’s a beast of an event.”Lindsey Gray, Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank Executive Director
Have you participated in a previous Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive? Tag us @BhamNow to let us know.