New diaper bank to serve families in need

Conejo Community Outreach, a local volunteer led nonprofit, has launched a community diaper bank, a free resource that will serve residents of the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas.

The diaper bank is funded by financial contributions and stocked with donated diapers and wipes available for free to families in need.

“I was shocked to learn that there is truly no government safety net organization that provides diapers for babies in need,” said Andrea Yusim, CCO president. “Studies and research done have estimated that families spend nearly $1,000 a year, on average, for diapers, an amount that can be crippling for families who live paycheck to paycheck.”

After operating a community closet that provided families with baby items such as bottles, bibs and blankets, baby clothing, kids’ clothing, maternity wear, coats and shoes, the organization restructured the closet in early 2018 to stock diapers and wipes, the items that were in highest demand.

The nonprofit also receives and distributes baby formula in emergency cases.

The organization asks residents to fill out a request form through its website for the request to be processed and fulfilled based on available inventory and need.

For more information on CCO and or to request assistance, visit conejocommunityoutreach.com.