WHAT WE DO
LEND A HAND
We provide help and hope to families in crisis by distributing diapers and other basic needs at no cost through agency partnerships as well as direct 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, our on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry distributes over 500,000 diapers every year. We also provide other essentials like baby wipes, infant formula, gently used maternity wear and children's clothing/shoes (newborn to size 12), baby care equipment and children's books. As a member of the Alliance for Period Supplies, we also distribute period products. Located in Waukegan, Illinois, Keeping Families Covered currently supports over 1,200 families and 1,800 children every month. We have donated over 2 million diapers and 100,000 period supplies to the most vulnerable residents in our community.
Donating That's Twice As 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.
Every dollar that is donated to us directly supports our diaper distribution program. Although we give away diapers to those that need them, we purchase 90% of the diapers for our program. We rely on fundraising events, diaper drives and cash donations to fulfill our mission of ensuring that every child has enough diapers.
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. With just 12 permanent volunteers, 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.
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