Diaper and Wipes Drive

Our biggest annual event helping those in need

About the
March of Diapers

The March of Diapers drive started after South King County resident Cheryl Hurst visited The DAWN domestic violence shelter that routinely has babies accompanying women seeking shelter from domestic abuse. Hurst, says, “I saw that the shelter had only 1 box of diapers and I had this indescribable feeling that something needed to be done to fix this problem.”

Government assistance safety net programs do not pay for diapers and wipes, so the March of Diapers uses the month of March to collect diapers and wipes to meet a desperate need for baby sanitary products and incontinence supplies for the elderly that would otherwise not be met.

The program collected 15,300 diapers in its first year in 2014, thanks to IAM 751 The Machinists Union. In March 2023, the March of Diapers collected over 412,000 diapers and 137,000 wipes. The March of Diapers will collect a total of one million+ diapers since its inception if this year’s goal is met.


As stated, diapers cannot be purchased through any government assistance program;

Government safety-net programs Do NOT recognize diapers as a basic need, they are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and pet food as disallowed purchases.

For children less than 6 years of age, 1 in 4 live in poverty. Of these children 56% came from a family with a female head of household.

Although the National poverty rate is 15%, the percentage of women head of household families who live in poverty is double the national average.

5.8 million babies in the United States aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.

Disposable diapers cost up to $85 -$125 per month per baby.

Most child care centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers (6 to 8 changes daily) and these diapers must stay at the child care center.

For sanitary reasons, coin-operated laundromats often don’t allow customers to launder cloth diapers.

While adult Hygiene products (frequently called Adult Diapers are also needed for adults) these are overlooked because we equate Diaper need with Babies and Toddlers.  There are many low-income seniors who regularly use Hygiene products (such as Depends) that are a daily need for Seniors with incontinence issues, unfortunately their monthly social security checks do not stretch far enough to purchase them.

Organizations we donate diapers and wipes to:

Our Mission

Do the Right Thing collaborates with public and private organizations to help meet the needs of at-risk families with children and elderly family members.

Our Vision

We host annual events such as “The March of Diapers,” which collects money, diapers & wipes to distribute to organizations that serve low-income families.

Our Values

Do the Right Thing strives to empower, improve, and engage with local community to help raise awareness and drive support to babies in need through Diaper and Wipes donations.

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