Over 51,300 Diapers Donated in 2News Diaper Drive

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June 21, 2024

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This year, the 2News Diaper Drive benefitting the Utah Diaper Bank generated 51,399 diaper donations, 34,400 of which were donations made at Cyprus Credit Union locations. Other diaper donations were made directly to the Utah Diaper Bank as well as at Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals, and Utah Grizzlies games. Monetary donations totaled $17,045. Of those funds, $12,347 were made through Cyprus Credit Union. The funds were presented to the Utah Diaper Bank in May along with the numerous boxes of diapers that were generously donated by Cyprus CU members and the community.

The Utah Diaper Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that was founded in 2013 by Vic Velivis after he realized that no safety-net program covered diapers for those in need. Since then, the Utah Diaper Bank has gone from distributing 11,000 diapers in their first year to shipping close to 1.6 million diapers in 2023. These diapers went to 40 nonprofit and government agencies along the Wasatch front and to an additional 16 Utah cities outside the Wasatch front and back. However, that’s still much less than Utah’s diaper need, which is estimated to be more than 3 million diapers per year. Learn more at UtahDiaperBank.org.