CARLSBAD, CA— Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week with a diaper donation drive to support low-income families in the community. One of the most basic necessities for parents and their babies are diapers, which can be a significant expense.
From childbirth to childcare, women often bear the main burden of essential items for their children. On average, babies go through approximately 6-8 diapers per day, costing about $1,000 a year to supply average-priced diapers for just one child. Low-income mothers must spend a greater portion of their money on food and housing, especially with the high cost of living in California, leaving even less money available to pay for diapers.
“As a mom, I know how vital diapers are for the health and well-being of children. The sales tax exemption on diapers in this year’s budget is a starting point for helping mothers with the costs of providing their children with necessary products to maintain health and hygiene,” said Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath. “By eliminating the diaper tax, we are also making the tax code in California more gender-equitable.”
Diaper Need Awareness Week takes place from September 23-27, 2019. Donations of new, clean, unopened packages of diapers are being collected at the Assemblymember’s district office. All donations will be taken to the North County Food Bank to be distributed to needy families in the community. Diaper donations can be dropped off at the district office from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday during Diaper Need Awareness Week.
The district office is located at 325 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite A-2 in Carlsbad.
Contact: Heather Conklin (760)434-7605