Providing Help and Hope
to Families in Crisis


WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

WHAT WE DO

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LEND A HAND

Keeping Families Covered provides diapers and other basic needs to families. We distribute items through community partners 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 well as surrounding areas. Our mission is to eliminate the barriers that exist to access basic human needs for the most vulnerable residents in our community. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, we give away diapers and incontinence products through our on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry. We also provide other essentials like baby wipes, infant formula, new/gently used maternity wear and children's clothing/shoes (birth to youth size 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. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, Keeping Families Covered currently supports thousands of families and children every month with the basics

they need to thrive. 

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LEND A HAND

Help us ensure families in need have the basics by donating time, money or hosting a drive.

NEED A HAND?

Get help today – from gently used clothing to infant care essentials.

Donating That's Easy

One of the most popular ways to give back is by donating goods. We accept new and gently used maternity wear as well as children's clothing/shoes (newborn to youth size 12).

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT USED BABY EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND.

Box Up

Package up your items and schedule a pickup online.

Pick Up

Leave your donations on your doorstep and we’ll swing by to pick them up.

Distribution

After ensuring the items meet our quality standards, we’ll put them into the hands of families in need.

A Few Ways to Help

Donate Goods

We work with you to make the donation process easy. Simply bag or box up your new or gently used maternity wear, children's clothing and shoes. We also accept infant formula, period products (pads and tampons), diapers, wipes, pull-ups and adult incontinence products. Schedule an appointment online 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 NO LONGER ACCEPT USED BABY EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND.

Monetary Donations

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. 

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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.

 

Healthy but incontinent adults that are unable to afford supplies often become homebound. Many disabled children and adults need diapers/incontinence products for school, job training or work.

 

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, family 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!

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The Sullivan Family 

Have questions? We'd love to chat!

Testimonial

"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