Providing Help and Hope
to Families in Crisis
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
WHAT WE DO
LEND A HAND
Keeping Families Covered provides diapers and other basic needs to families. We distribute items through agency partnerships and direct-to-client service. We also raise awareness about diaper need and period poverty while working to build sustainable programs in Lake County. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, we give away diapers through our on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry. We also provide other essentials like baby wipes, infant formula, gently used maternity wear and children's clothing/shoes (birth to age 12), baby care equipment and children's books. As a member of the Alliance for Period Supplies, we also give away period products to women and girls in the community. Located in Waukegan, Illinois, Keeping Families Covered currently supports
over 1,200 families and 1,800 children every month.
Donating That's Easy
One of the most popular ways to give back is by donating items. Simply package them up and place them on your doorstep. We’ll stop by to pick them up for free.
Package up your new or gently used items and schedule a pickup online.
Leave your donations on your doorstep and we’ll swing by to pick them up.
After ensuring the items pass our checklist, we’ll put them in the hands of families in need.
A Few Ways to Help
We work with you to make the donation process easy. Simply package up your new or gently used clothing, shoes and infant care essentials and place them on your doorstep. Schedule an appointment and we’ll pick them up for free. We also have a bin outside of our office for after-hours donations. Your donated goods will be given to families in need----not sold.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY DONATIONS OTHER THAN DIAPERS AT THIS TIME. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Although we give away diapers and period products to those that need them, we purchase 90% of those items for our programs. We rely on fundraising events, diaper/period supply drives and cash donations to fulfill our mission of ensuring that every family has the basics they need to thrive.
Host a Drive
Infants and toddlers need, on average, between 8-12 diapers per day. Yet 1 out of every 3 families struggles to afford this critical amount.
The average woman spends 2,535 days on their period in a lifetime.
For the 1 in 4 women who struggles with period poverty, those days are stressful, unsanitary and financially draining. By hosting a diaper or period supply drive, you can help fill our shelves with these basic needs and keep Lake County families clean, dry and healthy. We’ll provide you with everything you need for a successful drive.
Donate a Little Time
Whether you’re a large organization or a single individual, we are always in need of volunteers (ages 6+) to lend a helping hand. We rely on the helping hands of others to assist us with on-site and off-site programs, diaper drives and other events throughout the year. Click on the button below to see our volunteer opportunities and sign up!
The Sullivan Family
"You and your organization have helped to make an incredible difference in our home over the past year. For what you do, I commend you; for what you have done for my family, I thank you."
The Sullivan Family