September 13, 2023

Student Parent Resource Center To Host Diaper Drive

EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State University (MSU) Student Parents Resource Center (SPRC) is hosting a diaper drive Sept. 18-24 in honor of Diaper Needs Awareness Month. The center will be accepting items such as diapers, diapering supplies (baby wipes, rash creams, baby oil) and other hygiene products (baby wash, shampoo/conditioner, etc.) necessary to keep babies and toddlers healthy, as well as monetary donations. 

“We are committed to helping student families thrive and succeed at MSU,” notes Kimberly Steed-Page, director of the Student Parent Resource Center. “National Diaper Needs Awareness Week brings attention to the importance of providing access to diapers and accessories to all parents.”

According to the National Diaper Bank Network’s “Diaper Check 2023,” families are considered to have diaper need when they cannot afford a supply of diapers adequate for changing at healthy intervals. Researchers found that 1 in 2 U.S. households with young children struggle to afford the diapers necessary to keep their children clean, dry and healthy. In other words, nearly half of U.S. households have a need for diapers, among other items.

“Diapers cost, on average, between $65-100 a month per child. Our diaper bank helps offset expenses and frees up family funds to purchase other essential items and pay bills,” adds Steed-Page.

Additionally, 3 in 5 parents often miss school or work because they can’t afford the diapers needed to leave with childcare. 

“When student parents don’t have to worry about their children’s needs, it allows them to focus on their coursework and increases persistence towards earning their degrees.”

Monetary donations from the Diaper Fund ( will be used to support families in need of supplies to keep their baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. 

The drop off location for donations is 1199 Garden City Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. 

For more information about the diaper drive and the Student Parent Resource Center, visit or contact Director Kim Steed-Page at


About the Student Parent Resource Center 
The Student Parent Resource Center’s mission is to provide support, resources, and campus and community connections for all MSU student parents through graduation and beyond. We work by helping non-traditional students achieve their goals, creating two-generation success, and establishing long-term connections with the University.

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