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WELCOME!

Keeping Families Covered is a 501c3 organization

that provides free diapers and period supplies to individuals/families through two distribution channels:

a network of community partners and direct service.

 

Our mission is to eliminate the barriers that exist to

access basic human needs for the most vulnerable

residents in the community. We also raise awareness

about diaper need and period poverty while working 

to build sustainable distribution programs in 

northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin.

 

As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network,

we distribute disposable diapers (babies, toddlers, youth, adults, seniors) through our two diaper banks and mobile pantry. As a member of the Alliance for Period Supplies, we also distribute period products (pads, liners, tampons). 

 

With offices in Lake County and McHenry County,

Keeping Families Covered supports thousands of our neighbors 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.

Donating That's Easy

One of the most popular ways to give back is by donating products. We accept disposable diapers (newborn through size 6), toddler training pants/pull-ups (2-3T, 3-4T & 4-5T), youth pull-ons (all sizes),

adult diapers (all sizes), incontinence products (Poise pads, male guards, bed pads),

and period supplies (pads, liners, tampons).

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT OR DISTRIBUTE USED CLOTHING, SHOES, OR 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 individuals and families in need.

A Few Ways to Help

Donate Products

We work with you to make the donation process easy. Simply bag or box up your disposable baby diapers, period products (pads, liners, and tampons), and adult incontinence products. Schedule an appointment online and we’ll pick them up for a $20.00 donation. We also have a bin outside of our office for after-hours donations. Your donated goods will be provided to individuals and families in need----not sold.

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT OR DISTRIBUTE USED CLOTHING, SHOES, OR BABY EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND.

Donate Money

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 individual and 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 2 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 families clean, dry and healthy. We’ll provide you with everything you need for a successful drive!

Donate 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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