About The Diaper Bank
The Diaper Bank collects donated diapers, wipes, and baby formula (and cash donations for all of these items) that are distributed free-of-charge to low-income households in Toronto through existing service providers, including local food banks, daycare centres, social service agencies and shelters.
The Diaper Bank partners with organizations that have direct experience and expertise working with high needs communities, particularly those located in Toronto’s inner suburbs, where child poverty is greatest.
The first drive in 2010 collected over 15,000 diapers, and the bank has been growing ever since.
The Diaper Bank also aims to raise awareness about the realities and effects of raising children in poverty.
In 2010, shortly after the first diaper drive was completed, Dale McIntosh and Savannah Lockie came together to help meet a growing need in Toronto. As mums, they know first hand the joys and challenges of raising children today. They agree that being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there. Imagine doing it without the ability to provide for a child’s basic needs.
While diaper banks exist in other cities, there is a gap in providing this service in our own community. As a result, the Diaper Bank of Toronto was established in 2010, and in 2013, it became a registered charity.
Dale and Savannah continue to support The Diaper Bank and have a role in its strategic direction. However, in the spring of 2018, Jessica Davidson and her partner, Joshua Barker, have taken over lead responsibilities and plan to continue its important mission while growing and developing the organization. As parents themselves, the couple is committed to helping support other families in need and working towards a more just and equitable city.
We ask that you support our initiative by collecting and donating diapers, or by making a financial donation to help us purchase diapers. Your generosity will directly support families and children who need it.