What Is Diaper Need?

Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy, and it’s a reality in our city. There are over 16,000 diaper-wearing children in the Greater Cincinnati area experiencing diaper need each month. At an average rate of six diapers per day per child (and more than double that for newborns), diaper-wearing children in poverty in the United States require more than 5.8 billion diapers annually to keep them clean, dry and healthy. For this reason, we started the only diaper bank serving the entire Greater Cincinnati area to fill the diaper need gap in our community. By assisting families during what can be one of the most challenging times in a parent’s life, we’re working to build a strong community for the future.

The facts are staggering: 
Every day, 1 in 2 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank is your local diaper bank that allows you to donate diapers to help babies in need.

The Mission

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank partners with local social service agencies to provide free diapers to low-income families while raising awareness of the basic health need for diapers. Our vision is to eliminate the existence of diaper need in our community so that ALL babies have a chance to be healthy, happy, and safe.


2022 By The Numbers

Volunteer and donate diapers in Cincinnati with the nonprofit Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.

Help Babies In The Cincinnati Area

People say diaper need will disappear when pigs fly. We say welcome to Cincinnati: where pigs fly, we put chili on our spaghetti, and diaper need is being eliminated, one baby at a time.

Donate diapers and cash to help children in need in Cincinnati.



Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank can’t do this without our amazing donor base! If you are able to sign-up as a monthly donor, your generous donation allows us accurately project our yearly budgets, allows for improved financial stability, and ultimately allows us to purchase more diapers than ever! Sign-up today and make a huge difference in the lives of Cincinnati babies!

Volunteer at Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank or donate diapers in Cincinnati.

YOU Can Make a Difference in Cincinnati!

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank is an all-hands-on-deck organization. We rely on the help of numerous local volunteers to get our diapers out the door every month and onto the bottoms of the babies who need them. If you live in the Greater Cincinnati area and are passionate about helping children in need, consider joining our team of dedicated volunteers! Let’s have some fun and save the world one diaper at a time.

Group Volunteers

We can organize a 2-3 hour private volunteer event for your work, school or social group. Wrapping diapers is a great team-building activity! 

Student Volunteers

Consider us when looking for rewarding ways to fulfill your community service hour requirements for school and clubs. With our online volunteer signups, tracking and verifying your hours has never been easier! 

Kid Volunteers

We welcome kids of all ages to the Sweet Cheeks warehouse. Parents/guardians–you’re the best judge of your younger kiddos’ capacity to work at our warehouse for a couple hours.