How do I receive free diapers in Cincinnati?
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank provides diapers to social service organizations and government agencies (such as schools) that are helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank has found that distributing diapers in this way ensures they reach those who need them most. It also provides partnering organizations a resource – diapers – they are not normally able to provide, increasing the services they can offer. By working with organizations that are already well established in the community and currently working with families in need, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank ensures that the diapers collected are distributed to families in the most efficient and timely manner. For a variety of reasons, we cannot distribute diapers directly to families. If you would like to receive diapers on an ongoing basis, connect with one of our partner agencies listed below.
Who are your current partner agencies?
We are thrilled to be partnering with the following organizations to provide diapers to communities in Greater Cincinnati. We are adding new partners regularly so check back to see updates!
- Baby Basics of Cincinnati
Mission: To provide and distribute diapers to low-income, working families in Western Cincinnati. They believe that early intervention with infants is one of the best ways to maximize their potential to thrive.
Clients Served: Contact a Western Hills WIC representative for a Baby Basics application. You must live in Cincinnati, OH. Your child must be under the age of 3. At least one parent or guardian in the household must be working. Family cannot receive any federal or state cash assistance (welfare). Must meet the financial criteria of 185% of the federal poverty guidelines; WIC guidelines.
- Center for Closing the Health Gap
Mission: To lead the efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in Greater Cincinnati through advocacy, education, and community outreach.
Clients Served: Diapers are used for new moms and dads who participate in program workshops to reduce infant mortality in key neighborhoods in zip codes 45225, 45207, 45206.
- CityLink Center
Mission: To show God’s love to those in need by providing an integrated path to holistic life change.
Clients Served: CityLink serves clients in zip codes 45214, 45229, 45237,45205, 45238, 45204, 45207, 45224, and 45232. 100% of their clients are at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.
- Cradle Cincinnati Connections
Mission: To reduce the rate of infant mortality and improve perinatal outcomes in specific West Side neighborhoods. Cradle Cincinnati Connections is an associate of the collective impact initiative, Cradle Cincinnati, whose vision is to have every child reach their first birthday.
Clients Served: CCC focuses on pregnant women and families with children under the age of 2 years who are residents of either zip codes 45204, 45205, 45214 or 45225.
- Crossroad Health Center
Mission: Crossroad Health Center provides primary health care to children and adults in Greater Cincinnati. Crossroad strives to provide care that treats the whole person – body, mind and spirit – regardless of ability to pay.
Clients Served: Crossroad Health Center’s new Pregnancy Pathways program hopes to give the new mothers and babies in their clinic a head start by giving gift baskets with supplies for this new stage in life. Diapers are provided in the gift baskets and through ongoing followup baby wellness visits.
- Family Promise of NKY
Mission: Family Promise of Northern Kentucky is a faith-based collaborative that empowers Northern Kentucky children and their families, experiencing temporary homelessness, to attain sustainable independence.
Clients Served: Zip codes 41092, 41094, 41091, 41042, 41005, 41080, 41048, 41011, 41012, 41014, 41015, 41016, 41017, 41018, 41051, 41053, 41063, 41001, 41073, 41074, 41007, 41076, 41071, 41075, 41099, 41059, 41072, 41085.
- Healthy Moms & Babes
Mission: Healthy Moms & Babes is a nonprofit, community-based organization rooted in the Catholic Social Teachings, serving at-risk, low-income women of child bearing age, their children and families. We provide culturally sensitive health education, information, screenings, assessments, referrals, and care coordination.
Clients Served: Healthy Moms & Babes serves clients of child-bearing age (and their children) in Hamilton County, Ohio through Home Visiting Services and their Mobile Van Unit.
- Kate’s Cupboard (operating out of Trinity Lutheran Church)
Mission: Kate’s Cupboard is a resource for young mothers as a free-store of equipment — and encouragement — that may help increase the level of child care mothers can provide and decrease their level of fear and anxiety, knowing they can provide the safe, clean, basic necessities.
Clients Served: Kate’s Cupboard serves clients by appointment only, on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm. You can find the list of agencies who refer clients to Kate’s Cupboard here.
- Santa Maria Community Services
Mission: Santa Maria empowers Greater Price Hill families as they achieve sustainable health, housing and family life.
Clients Served: Santa Maria serves clients through Every Child Succeeds (Every Child Succeeds is a home visitation program that serves first time mothers that are at risk). They serve zip codes 45205, 45238, 45225, 45211, 45204, 45214, 45248, 45239, 45202, 45236,45223,45224, 45206, 45229, 45203,45219, 45233,45246, 45220, 45232, and 45237.
- TriHealth Outreach Ministries
Mission: TriHealth Outreach Ministries provides faith-based professional services, advocacy and resources for physical, emotional and spiritual health promotion and disease prevention in community and congregational settings. We are committed to decreasing health disparities in the community and in the lives of our clients. Through a holistic approach, we journey with, and empower and advocate for our clients. Our Community Health Workers follow the pregnancy pathway model to deliver consistent services and care.
Clients Served: Clients are in zip codes 45202, 45204, 45205, 45206, 45207, 45214, 45225, 45229, 45220, 45229, 45232, 45237, and 45011.
- Welcome House of NKY
Mission: Welcome House collaborates with the community to provide a continuum of services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk at becoming homeless to eradicate homelessness, foster stability, and promote a just society.
Clients Served: Welcome House serves clients who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in zipcodes 41011, 41015, 41051, 41018, 41042, and 45202.
Where do I receive diapers?
If you are currently signed up to receive diapers from Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank through one of our partner agencies, your contact there will coordinate your diaper distribution each month.
My agency is interested in getting diapers from Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.
Great news! We love meeting new partners. Please fill out a partner agency application here. Once complete, we will review your application and be in touch within a week with next steps.
PLEASE NOTE: **We currently have a wait list for new partner agencies. We encourage you to apply now to get on the wait list.** New partners will be activated as resources allow. Partners will be notified via email once they have been activated. Donations keep Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank going and allow us to activate more partners. Please donate funds, time or diapers to help eliminate diaper need.