CNY Diaper Bank’s ‘Make A Mother’s Day’ Drive


The CNY Diaper Bank aims to make a Mother’s Day for the second time as they up their diaper collection by 100,000 more diapers.

Founder Michela Hugo and her team collected more than 150,000 diapers last year for their first ever Mother’s Day inspired drive and this year, they hope to collect 250,000.

“One in three moms struggle with diaper need,” Michela said. “And studies show that mom’s who experience diaper need are more likely to experience depression. They’re less likely to bond with their babies and babies left in their diapers too long lack proper sleep and it’s just a bad situation all around,” she added. 

Nearly three years ago, Michela saw the need to help families in Central New York who were struggling to not only put food on the table but also supply their babies with the diapers they need. That need inspired her to start the local organization and continue the mission to help moms and babies as best they can.

Though their diaper goal is much larger this year, Michela says that they can make it happen with not only diapers but with monetary donations too.

“We know that collecting 250,000 diapers is a lot but we can buy diapers. We buy them in bulk and we buy them for the lowest possible price,” she said.

The CNY Diaper Bank accepts new diapers as well as leftover diapers from open packs. They accept all sizes and are often in need of larger sizes the most. 

On average, the diaper bank distributes 70,000 diapers a month in Central New York. Their donations are meant to be a supplement and the diaper bank works with twenty four different local agencies throughout Central New York. In February, the organization surpassed distribution of over one million diapers.

The most effective way to support the CNY Diaper Bank Drive is by donating dollars. You can donate online or you can drop off diapers at one of their drop off locations around the area. To learn more visit

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