GET HELP WITH DIAPERS ON THE GO
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Four times each month, our mobile diaper pantry visits 3 locations in Lake County to distribute free diapers to parents struggling to afford them for their children. One-time registration is required and may be completed online using the form below. Identification for the parent and child(ren)
** The safety of our volunteers and clients remains our highest priority. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we recognize that many families will need our help. At this time, our Mobile Diaper Pantry program will continue to run as scheduled, but we will be taking some extra precautions to protect ourselves and those we serve in the community.
The biggest change is that we will be moving to a DRIVE-THRU format at our distribution sites so that clients can remain in their cars. In addition, ONLY ONLINE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please come to the distributions prepared with all required documentation for yourselves and your child(ren) or you will not receive diapers. We will be increasing our use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes at all distributions, which will also be required for our clients. Our volunteers will be wearing gloves and practicing responsible social distancing. We ask for your full cooperation and support to help minimize the spread of the virus so that we can continue to serve you.
Please check here for distribution dates, time, locations and service changes/updates. We ask that you please refrain from calling our office because we are experiencing an unusually high volume of phone calls at this time.
While shutting down our Mobile Diaper Pantry program is not ideal, we reserve the right to cancel any distribution date to ensure the safety of our volunteers and clients. We also reserve the right to limit the quantities of diapers/wipes provided so that we can serve as many families as possible during this challenging time.**
Twice As Nice Mobile Diaper Pantry
2020 DATES, TIMES & LOCATIONS
WINTER (INDOORS) / SPRING & SUMMER (OUTDOORS)
GURNEE (10am - 2pm)
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
January 8, February 5, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2
WAUKEGAN (10am - 2pm) - WINTER LOCATION
Belvidere Recreation Center
412 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
January 22, February 19, November 18, December 16
WAUKEGAN (10am - 2pm) - SPRING/SUMMER LOCATION
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep School
3106 Belvidere Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
March 18, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19,
September 16, October 21
HIGHWOOD (4pm - 5:30pm)
Highwood Recreation Center
432 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040
January 10 & 24, February 14 & 28, March 13 & 27, April 24, May 8,
June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28, September 11, October 9,
November 13, December 11
REQUIREMENTS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Parent's photo ID (needed at every visit - driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport, VISA)
Child's birth certificate (needed at first visit and for any re-verification periods throughout the year)
Completed online registration form (one-time form)
Please note that due to the number of families we serve, we do not provide diapers to expectant mothers for unborn children. Once you deliver and have your child's birth certificate/medical card, you are welcome to register them for diapers.
ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED BY US. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW UP AT THE SCHEDULED DISTRIBUTION DAYS WITH THE REQUIRED ID FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILD(REN).
This program is for individuals and/or families that are NOT receiving diapers from any of our 30+ agency partners or other sources. Diaper distributions are tracked very closely for every client registered for the program. If we discover that you are receiving diapers from our mobile pantry plus one of our partner agencies or any other community source, we reserve the right to stop providing any and all service to you.
Due to the number of families we serve and high demand for size 5 and size 6 diapers, we reserve the right to limit the quantity provided of those sizes at any time.
Wipes are offered when available.
Parents can come twice a month to get diapers, but not twice in the same week.
Diapers are only distributed on the dates/times and at the locations listed above.
Help us save costs and the planet!
Bring your pink reusable totes with you to each distribution!
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY?
BUSINESSES, INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WELCOME!
THANKS TO THESE MOBILE PANTRY SPONSORS!
February 5 - Evangelical Child & Family Agency
February 19 - Finn & Finn, Ltd.
Other Ways to Get Assistance
Twice As Nice Mother & Child offers options to receive help from us.
Twice As Nice Mother & Child distributes items through established agencies that work directly with families in need. Those partnerships ensure that diapers get into the hands of those who need them, our program compliments other services (home visits, case management, health screenings, self-sufficiency programs, job training) and providing families with basic needs will help to connect them with other assistance programs in the community.
Agency partners request items on behalf of the clients they serve and we fill the requests. Case workers and/or agency representatives pick up their orders at our Waukegan office and then handle the distribution to the families.
We are very intentional with how we grow and who we partner with to distribute our items. Our partners include home visiting programs, shelters, food pantries, townships, healthcare clinics and community based organizations. An agency must have a partnership agreement with us in order to request assistance for their clients. Our partnership agreement is collaborative and requires each agency to support the mission, and programs, of Twice As Nice Mother & Child, throughout each calendar year.
If your nonprofit organization is interested in becoming a partner, please contact our office at 224-637-1644.
Direct to Client Service
Families who are not receiving assistance from any other agency may apply for direct service by completing the intake form below. Identification is required for the parent and child(ren).
This program is for gently used children's clothing/shoes (newborn to size 12), maternity wear and baby gear. If you are pregnant, we can assist you with maternity wear. Per our policy, we do not provide items for unborn children. If you are in need of diapers, please register for our mobile diaper pantry program. Our goal is to meet a family's immediate needs and connect them with additional resources in the community, including our agency partners. Items can be requested every 2 months. Clients are expected to work towards self-sufficiency.
Once we receive the completed paperwork, the client will be contacted within 3 business days to schedule an appointment at our office.