LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — As gas prices and rising inflation continues to affect Nevadans, one local nonprofit is struggling to help parents with baby essentials.
HELP of Southern Nevada has a goal of providing 60,000 diapers to local parents in need this year, but it needs your help.
Chief Community Relations Officer Abby Quinn said low-income families are struggling to get items including baby formula and diapers, and they’re seeing more people needing assistance.
The organization runs a diaper bank and provides formula, bottles, wipes, and more, but increased demand is leaving the shelves empty.
This is partly due to the effects of the pandemic, inflation, and prices going up across the board.
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The recent recall of Abbott baby formulas is also adding to the problem as many parents on food stamps can’t afford other formulas or can’t buy other brands.
This is where you come in -- you can donate items like diapers and baby formula to the nonprofit or send in money to help.
“A diaper is a basic need, but it’s also something that can be very costly. So, if we can help remove that burden, they’re able to purchase medicine or more food for the family or they can pay a bill. So, it’s really important that we provide this service for those new parents,” Quinn said.
She said sizes four, five, and six in diapers are needed most right now.
If you would like to donate, you can purchase an item on an Amazon wish list set up by HELP of Southern Nevada.