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GET HELP WITH DIAPERS AND PERIOD SUPPLIES ON THE GO
Several times each month, our mobile pantry visits 5 locations to distribute free diapers (babies, toddlers and adults) and period supplies to families who are struggling to afford them. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST VISIT TO A DISTRIBUTION DAY and must be completed using the form below.
Identification for the parent/guardian and child(ren) is required. See the next section below for details.
Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4.
Incontinence products are provided for the elderly and disabled (65 years old and up). Individuals from 5 - 64 years old can receive products with a doctor's note/diagnosis.
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TEXT "DIAPERS" TO 833-635-0634.
Our mobile pantry provides free disposable diapers and period supplies to families who are struggling to afford them. Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4. We also provide incontinence products for the elderly and disabled. The mobile pantry currently visits 5 locations (Gurnee, Waukegan, Grayslake, Highwood, Kenosha) and is a drive-thru model, so clients can remain in their vehicles. Clients can visit 2 locations each month for diapers, but cannot visit 2 sites in the same week. The distribution schedule is listed below.
Online registration and parent/guardian/child documentation is required. Please refer to the section below about requirements and other important program information, including registration forms in English and Spanish.
Pantry dates, times, locations and any service updates will be posted below. All mobile pantry dates are also set up as events on our Facebook page. Clients can also opt-in for text reminders for the mobile pantry distribution dates by texting "DIAPERS" to 833-635-0634. Standard message and data rates may apply.
We reserve the right to cancel any distribution date to ensure the safety of our volunteers and clients. We also reserve the right to limit the quantities of diapers, wipes, period kits and other supplies so that we can serve as many families as possible.
KEEPING FAMILIES COVERED MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY
GURNEE (10am - 1pm)
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7
August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1
GRAYSLAKE (10am - 1pm)
Grayslake, IL 60030
January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30
July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 24
WAUKEGAN (10am - 1pm)
Lake County Health Department
2400 Belvidere Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21
August 18, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 15
HIGHWOOD (3:30pm - 5:00pm)
Fort Sheridan Metra Station
461 W. Old Elm
Highwood, IL 60040
January 8 & 15, January 29, February 12 & 26, March 5 & 12,
March 26, April 2 & 9, April 23 & 30, May 7 & 14, May 21 & 28,
June 4 & 11, June 18 & 25, July 9 & 16, July 23 & 30, August 6 & 13,
August 20 & 27, September 10 & 17, September 24, October 1 & 8,
October 15 & 22, October 29, November 5 & 12, November 19 & 26,
December 3 & 10, December 17
KENOSHA (10am - 1pm)
Kenosha Public Library - Southwest
7979 38th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53142
June 23, July 14, August 11, September 15, October 13, November 10,
AVON TOWNSHIP (10am - 1pm)
433 E. Washington St.
Round Lake Park, IL 60073
August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
REQUIREMENTS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
One-time online registration is required and must be completed 24 hours prior to your first visit to our mobile diaper pantry (forms below). If you are not on our registered client list when you arrive at a distribution, you will not receive diapers.
Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4. Exceptions will be made for children with special needs (doctor's note and/or IEP paperwork required).
Please note that due to the number of families we serve, we do not provide diapers to expectant mothers for unborn children. Once you deliver and have your child's birth certificate, you are welcome to register them for diapers.
Incontinence supplies are provided for the elderly and disabled (65 years old and up). Individuals from 5 - 64 years old can also receive incontinence products with a doctor's note/diagnosis.
Completed online registration form (ONE-TIME FORM)
Parent's photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT - driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport, VISA)
Child's birth certificate (needed at FIRST VISIT and for any re-verification periods throughout the year)
Adults 65 years and up - photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT) and Medicare/Medicaid card (needed at FIRST VISIT)
Individuals 5 - 64 years old - photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT) and doctor's note/IEP (needed at FIRST VISIT)
Caregivers and/or guardians should bring their photo ID and photo ID for the recipient of the supplies (needed at EVERY VISIT)
ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED BY US. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION IF YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM WAS SUBMITTED SUCCESSFULLY. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY SCHEDULE (LISTED ABOVE) AND PLAN YOUR 2 VISITS EACH MONTH.
This program is for individuals and/or families that are NOT receiving diapers or period supplies from any of our 30+ agency partners (or other sources). Distributions are tracked very closely for every client registered for the program. If we discover that you are receiving diapers or incontinence products from our mobile pantry plus one of our partner agencies or any other community source, we reserve the right to stop providing any and all service to you.
Due to the number of families we serve and high demand for size 5/size 6 baby diapers, we reserve the right to limit the quantity provided of those sizes at any time.
Wipes, period kits and other supplies are offered when available.
Clients can only visit 2 locations each month for diapers and incontinence products. You cannot visit 2 sites in the same week.
Diapers and incontinence products are only distributed on the dates/times and at the locations listed above.
Other Ways to Get Assistance
Keeping Families Covered offers options to receive help from us.
Keeping Families Covered distributes items through established agencies that work directly with families in need. Those partnerships ensure that diapers and other essentials get into the hands of those who need them, our program compliments other services (home visits, case management, health screenings, self-sufficiency programs, job training) and providing families with basic needs will help to connect them with other assistance programs in the community.
Agency partners request items on behalf of the clients they serve and we fill the requests. Case workers and/or agency representatives pick up their orders at our Waukegan office and then handle the distribution to the families.
We are very intentional with how we grow and who we partner with to distribute our items. Our partners include home visiting programs, shelters, food pantries, townships, schools, healthcare clinics and community based organizations. An agency must have a partnership agreement with us in order to request assistance for their clients. Our partnership agreement is collaborative and requires each agency to support the mission, and programs, of Keeping Families Covered, throughout each calendar year.
If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact our office at 224-637-1644.
Direct to Client Service
Clothing, Shoes & Formula
Families who are not receiving assistance from any of our agency partners or other organizations may apply for direct service by completing the intake form below. Identification is required for the parent and child(ren).
This program is for gently used children's clothing/shoes (newborn to size 12), maternity wear and infant formula. If you are pregnant, we can assist you with maternity wear until you deliver. Per our policy, we do not provide items for unborn children. If you are in need of diapers, please register for our mobile diaper pantry program. Our goal is to meet a family's immediate needs and connect them with additional resources in the community, including our agency partners. Items can be requested every 2 months. Clients are expected to work towards self-sufficiency.
Once we receive the completed intake form below, the client will be contacted within 3 business days to schedule an appointment at our office.