Healthy Steps is on a mission to empower families and individuals throughout South Central PA to thrive by providing a reliable and adequate source of diapers and feminine hygiene products.
1 in 3 families struggle to buy diapers and 2 in 5 people struggle to purchase period products. These numbers are heart breaking! Without a sufficient supply of diapers, parents are forced to keep their babies in diapers longer than is healthy for a child or even to reuse diapers. Without a sufficient supply of feminine hygiene products, menstruators are not able to participate fully in daily life. This needs to change!
Neither SNAP or WIC can be used to purchase diapers, pads, or tampons leaving many people without a way to get the essential products they desperately need for themselves or their loved ones. Healthy Steps Diaper Bank has been working tirelessly to end diaper need in South Central PA since 2013 and we expanded in 2021 to include fighting period poverty. We believe everyone deserves to be clean, dry, and healthy.
388,746 diapers were distributed to 1,942 unduplicated children from 1,535 families
6,920 period products were distributed to 175 unduplicated menstruators
171 volunteers who donated 910 volunteer hours
6 free Healthy Diapering trainings were provided to over 175 caregivers
Board and Staff
2021-2022 Board of Directors
Sue Speese, President & Treasurer
Matt Wendling, Vice-President
Sandy Gates – Secretary
Healthy Steps Staff
Amanda Barnes – Executive Director
Rebecca Cason – Outreach Specialist
Adrienne Speese – Bookkeeper