The Diaper Train provides diapers to low-income families in Wake County, improving the lives of babies and toddlers. The program is run by volunteers and serves 1,000 individual children each month. We receive approximately 10,000 visits per year.

The Diaper Train began in November 2010 as the first diaper bank in Wake County.  During our initial year we distributed  65,000 diapers to crisis centers.  Now we provide diapers to partner agencies and to individual families, and our average distribution is 500,000 diapers per year.  Referrals are required.

Did You Know...

WIC and Food Stamp programs do not cover diapers.

Diapers can cost a family nearly $100 a month per child.

1 in 3 parents has had to choose between buying diapers and food.

Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.

Ways You Can Help the Diaper Train

Host a Diaper Drive

Diaper Drives can be hosted by businesses, schools, congregations, civic groups, and neighborhoods.


You can donate your money, your time or diapers, of course. Click to learn more about specific ways to donate.


We work with businesses, churches, schools and other organizations to offer volunteer hours to students and employees.

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diapers distributed since January 2011.


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Annual Fundraiser

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Contact Us


616 Tucker Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Phone: 919-833-6400
Fax: 919-833-5500

Keep in touch to find out what we're doing and how you can help!