Mothers for Others, the largest independent diaper bank in lower Fairfield County, has emptied its shelves of diapers and transferred them to Family Centers and Neighbor to Neighbor for distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mothers for Others donation room is now closed for both client pick-ups and donation drop-offs.
As of March 18, Clients who have been referred to Mothers for Others by Family Centers or by Town of Greenwich Dept of Human Services should contact their case workers directly to coordinate diaper pickup.
Anyone wishing to help is asked to consider a monetary donation so that Mothers for Others can quickly re-stock their shelves to continue to provide diapers to children and families in need.
Normally, clients come in person once a month to the MFO distribution room to receive a week’s supply of diapers, wipes, and gently used baby equipment. In light of the State mandate to minimize social interaction, MFO needed to temporarily adapt its distribution process. On Tuesday, March 17, MFO leadership reached out to the Greenwich Department of Human Services, Family Centers and the Greenwich United Way to discuss options. By 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, MFO volunteers had completed the transfer of over 18,000 diapers to Family Centers and Neighbor to Neighbor. The diapers sent out will provide one week’s worth of diapers for over 400 children.
“In this uncertain time, one thing was clear – it was going to become more and more challenging for our clients to access our services,” said Lisa Leavy-Fisher, Executive Director of Mothers for Others.
The decision was made that MFO would transfer its entire inventory of diapers – over 18,000 diapers – to Family Centers and Neighbor to Neighbor. These two agencies will serve as points of distribution, reducing the number of places clients will need to visit. “Even in difficult times, we can rely on volunteers and nonprofit leadership to readily share their time, talent and treasure,” Leavy-Fisher said. “By coming together so quickly, we leveraged the strengths of each organization to ensure uninterrupted support for vulnerable families.”
With the shelves in the distribution room now empty, MFO is focused on quickly restocking diapers to meet the needs of families during this unprecedented time. To learn more about diaper need in our community and how you can help, please visit www.mothersforothers.org.
Mothers for Others is the largest independent diaper bank in lower Fairfield County. It supports the well-being of underserved families by providing diapers, wipes and baby equipment for children from birth to 3 years old. In 2019, Mothers for Others distributed over 63,000 diapers to 357 children through its donation room and community partnerships. Mothers for Others works in partnership with Family Centers, Greenwich Department of Human Services, Children’s Learning Centers, Kids in Crisis, Malta House and Inspirica. To learn more, visit http://www.mothersforothers.org/.