Bundled Blessings

A Diaper Pantry for Evanston

The Bundled Blessings team on Rally Day

The Bundled Blessings team on Rally Day

Bundled Blessings supplies diapers to families in need through partnerships with local social service agencies.  The diaper pantry is a mission and outreach program of First United Methodist Church of Evanston and is member of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).
The pantry works with nine partner agencies serving up to 420 children in Evanston and surronding communities – distributing up to 20,000 diapers each month.  It is the only diaper pantry in Evanston.

What is diaper need?

Diapers are as essential to a child’s health and well-being as food and shelter. One in three families struggles to afford adequate diapers to keep their babies and toddlers clean and dry.  This diaper need has been called a “silent crisis.”  Federal programs including SNAP or Link Card (formerly Food Stamps) and WIC do not cover the cost of diapers.  Most childcare centers require parents to provide disposable diapers.  Parents may not be able to work or go to school if their children cannot attend childcare.

For more facts on the diaper need click here.

First Church children helping the donation effort.

Children help with a recent diaper drive.

What we do

Each month Bundled Blessings supplies local social service agencies with diapers to distribute to families in need.  The pantry does not distribute diapers directly to individuals or families.  On a monthly basis the pantry supplies up to 20,000 diapers to help over 420 children in Evanston and surrounding communities.

The all-volunteer staff provides information about diaper need, offers opportunities for volunteer service, and assists individuals and businesses in conducting diaper drives.

Our current partner agencies are:

What you can do

Donate Diapers

  • Drop off new or opened packages of diapers at one of our diaper drop-off barrels located in the community. Click here for current drop-off locations.
  • Purchase diapers through our Amazon Wishlist.

Make a monetary donation.

  • 100% of all donations are used to purchase diapers and are tax deductible.
  • Click here to donate online.
  • Send a check made out to First United Methodist Church of Evanston (indicate Bundled Blessings in the memo line), 516 Church Street, Evanston IL 60201.

Host a diaper drop-off barrel.

  • We provide the barrel and pick up the diapers each month.
  • Place a barrel in your business or organization on a temporary or permanent basis.

Host a diaper drive.

  • We provide a diaper drive kit and collection bins, and pick up the diapers for you.

Who we are

The Bundled Blessings diaper pantry is housed within the First United Methodist Church of Evanston and is an outreach program of the church.   The pantry began in September 2013 and is run by an all-volunteer staff.  Bundled Blessings is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.

Bundled Blessings is in the news.  Read more about us here.

Bundled Blessings Serves 330 Families Each Month

37,000 Diapers Delivered

The Critical Item Low-Income Families Can’t Buy for Their Babies With Food Stamps

Local diaper pantry receives $2,500 grant

Diaper pantry turns two, faces growing need

Bundled Blessings: A Diaper Pantry at First United Methodist Church

Bottoms Up! A Diaper Pantry is Born

For more info on diaper need, see these videos:

The Diaper Gap:  How a God-sized idea closed a little known loophole putting infants at risk  (CBN News)

The Cost of Diapers Is Crippling Working Class Families   (HuffPost)

Contact us

Bundled Blessings Diaper Pantry
First United Methodist Church
516 Church Street, Evanston IL 60201

Phone:  847-864-6181 ext. 226
Email: bundledblessings@outlook.com
Web: faithatfirst.com/serving/bundledblessings