Diaper Depot

The Diaper Depot is a free, community diaper program that provides one, pre-packaged bundle of 25 diapers, per child per month, to families experiencing hardships.

Would you rather diaper your baby’s bottom or give them a bath?

1 in 3 families find themselves agonizing over similar situations.

Program Need

Diaper need, defined as the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy, remains a serious and pervasive issue that impacts the physical, mental, and economic well-being of children and their families. Diapers, unfortunately, are not covered by WIC or SNAP, thus requiring households to budget an additional funds to cover the cost of disposable diapers, on top of increasing rents, utilities, food, and daycare.

To address the Diaper Gap, in 2018, the United Way of Will County officially launched The Diaper Depot program, formerly called Community Baby Shower, with an initial commitment of 10,000 diapers! Over the years, the program has evolved, experienced growth, and we are proud to share that we have provided over 70,000 diapers and counting!

Packages of diapers on table

Meet Our Diaper Depot Partners

Baby Bundles, a pre-packaged bundle of 25-diapers, are available at no cost, to families within Will County. Baby Bundles are limited to one bundle, per child, per month; and are only available at one of three Diaper Depot locations:

Download a Location Info Flyer

Bolingbrook Depot

New Life Lutheran Church
249 N. Bolingbrook Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

2nd Sunday of the Month
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Monee Depot

New Hope Community Church
4700 W. Court Street
Monee, IL 60449

2nd Thursday of the Month
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Registration Required

Joliet Depot

Child Care Resource & Referral
801 N. Larkin Avenue, Unit 202
Joliet, IL 60435

Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 4:30PM

Lockport Depot

Lockport Township Office
Clerk’s Office

1463 S. Farrell Road
Lockport, IL 60441

Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 4:00PM

Zenith employees at their September 2022 Diaper Depot Drive.

How You Can Help

Make a donation directly to the Diaper Depot initiative – no gift is too small, or too large!

Host a Diaper Drive

Host a drive at your company, within a community/civic group, or with family and friends. Use our customizable drive template to get started today.

Contact your United Way of Will County Representative for more information. After hosting your drive, don’t forget to take a “Stork Delivery” picture to share your goodwill! Use our “Stork Delivery” flyer to show off your results, and tag us at @uwwill.


  • Diapers: sizes 1-6
    (4-5-6 are the most requested)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diaper Cream
  • Baby Wash
  • Baby Lotion


Amount the average middle-income family will spend annually on child-related expenses in their baby’s first two years of life.

– USDA report


The Poverty Line for a family of four in IL. This means that a family of four, with a total income of $27,750 (the FT equivalent of $13.34/hour), is considered to be living in poverty.


57% of parents experiencing diaper need, who rely on child care, that missed an average of four days of work in the past month because they did not have sufficient diapers to keep their little one in daycare.


19 – the average, monthly diaper shortfall for families experiencing hardships