Thousands of diapers stolen from NC charity

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DURHAM, N.C. — A weekend theft at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina has left the organization with empty shelves and families in desperate need.

Officials estimate between 10,000 and 13,000 diapers were stolen, which is equivalent to $5,000.

The theft occurred sometime between noon Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday, according to WTVD.

“We aren’t able to fill our orders, and we have seen babies go through the day with one diaper a day,” said Diaper Bank Executive Director Michelle Old. “Parents are forced to rinse out diapers and reuse them and we’re seeing an increase in diaper rashes.”

WIC and food stamps do not cover diapers, which leaves many low-income families struggling to provide for their children.

The Diaper Bank relies entirely on donations and distributes diapers through established family-support organizations.

In the past year, the Diaper Bank has collected over 135,000 diapers.

Read more: WTVD

2 comments

  • FaithC

    This is sick and sad that someone would rob a charity. With that said, parents can get a package of cloth diapers and liners very cheap. You do not have to use disposables if you can’t afford them.

  • scott

    Someone on one of the randolph county yardsale sites on facebook had a trunk load of diapers for sale. I think it was posted within the past day or so.

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