What We Do
LEND A HAND
Keeping Families Covered provides diapers and other basic needs to families.
We also raise awareness about diaper need and period poverty, while working to build sustainable distribution programs in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
Our mission is to eliminate the barriers that exist to access basic human needs for the most vulnerable residents in the community.
Who We Help
We partner with social service agencies and nonprofit organizations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin to provide assistance to families in need. Agencies submit requests to us on behalf of the clients they serve and we fill the requests. Orders are picked up at our office by the agency and they handle the distribution to the families.
Direct service is available to individuals/families outside of our typical agency partnerships. To qualify, individuals cannot be receiving help from other agencies and must complete the intake form below. Documentation is required for parents and children. If you need diapers for your children, please register for our mobile diaper pantry program. Click on the Mobile Diaper Pantry heading at the top of the page for more information and the online registration form.
How We Help
Keeping Families Covered provides diapers (babies, toddlers and adults) and other basic needs to families. We also offer other essentials like baby wipes, infant formula, period products, new/gently used maternity wear and children's clothing/shoes (birth to age 12), baby care equipment and children's books. Every piece of clothing and every pair of shoes we receive is thoroughly inspected to meet our strict quality standards. We only accept and distribute clothing/shoes in GOOD CONDITION (free of holes, stains and damage). Items that we cannot use are recycled*.
All baby care equipment we provide is NEW.
Children’s Clothing and Shoes (Newborn to Youth Size 12)
Baby Care Equipment
Disposable Diapers (Babies, Toddlers & Adults), Wipes and Period Supplies
There are always individuals in need. If you have other items not listed above, take a look at our partner agencies that accept donations that we cannot here.
"Thank you so very much for your kindness to our family. It has truly been a blessing and a help during this difficult time."
The Young Family