How and Where to Donate Adult Diapers

Sophie Bebeau

Written by Sophie Bebeau on Mon May 22 2023.

Stack of pull-ups.

There are 53 million family caregivers in the U.S. That number will continue to grow as more and more people take on the responsibility of caring for aging or disabled family members. Among the many necessities that caregivers and their loved ones require, adult incontinence products often rank high on the list of essentials.

Unfortunately, these products can be expensive, burdening those who may already be financially stretched. Donating unused adult diapers is a small act of kindness that can significantly impact those in need. In this blog post, we will discuss why you should consider donating your unused adult diapers, where and how to donate, and highlight some places that would greatly benefit from such donations.

Why Should I Donate Unused Adult Diapers?

Incontinence products can be expensive, and not everyone can afford them. Fifty percent of adult women and 25% of adult men experience incontinence, and those percentages increase with age. This means that the demand for incontinence products is constantly growing. 

Moreover, caregivers spend around $7,000 a year on the needs of their care recipients, leaving them financially strained. Unfortunately, Medicare and most private insurance providers do not cover the cost of these products, leaving individuals or their caregivers to shoulder the burden. For those on a fixed budget, keeping up with their loved one’s incontinence supply needs can harm their financial stability. 

It is estimated that around 25 million Americans struggle with adult incontinence, making access to free or low-cost diapers a crucial resource for many people. Donating unused incontinence products help save families in need money, allowing them to allocate resources to other necessities like food, transportation, and medical expenses.

How Do I Donate Unused Adult Diapers?

Donating unused adult diapers is both simple and convenient. Gather your unused or unopened adult diapers. Check the expiration date and make sure they are clean and undamaged. Once you've confirmed that the products are suitable for donation, prepare them for drop-off at a donation site or pack them for shipping if the organization accepts mailed donations.

Some donation centers require specific criteria, such as having the products in their original packaging, so familiarize yourself with your chosen organization's guidelines before dropping them off or sending them.

Where Can I Donate Unused Adult Diapers?

There are numerous organizations and nonprofits that would be grateful to receive your donation. Local senior centers, homeless shelters, food banks, and churches regularly support those managing incontinence and are thankful for any donations they receive.

In addition, several organizations collect donations of incontinence products for seniors and disabled adults, distributing them to those in need nationwide. 

Places to consider donating your unused adult diapers include:

  • Local nursing homes or assisted living facilities

  • Adult daycare centers

  • Homeless shelters or food banks

  • Churches, mosques, or synagogues

  • Local Agency on Aging

  • Local VFW or American Legion

  • Goodwill

List of Adult Diaper Banks and Donation Centers by State


Daisy Diaperbank (Birmingham)

Food Bank of North Alabama (Huntsville & Florence)


Catholic Social Services (Anchorage)


Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

St. Mary’s Food Bank (Phoenix)

Yuma Community Food Bank (Yuma)


Central Arkansas Diaper Bank (Little Rock)


Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank


Bottom Line Diaper Bank (Denver)

Pantry Collective (Pikes Peak Region)


The Diaper Bank of Connecticut 

Discreet Undergarment Banking for You (Bozrah)

IHSP Diaper Bank


Destiny Diaper Bank (Fort Myers/Lee County)

Treasure Coast Food Bank

Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas


Atlanta Community Food Bank (Atlanta)

The Parker Center at Etowah Park (Rome)


Agape in Action (Boise)

Salvation Army of Idaho Falls


Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County

Keeping Families Covered

Loving Bottoms (Galesburg)

Greater Chicago Food Depository (Chicago area)


Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Non-food Pantry (Plymouth)


Just Basics (Lawrence)


Saint Bernadette Diaper Bank Ministry (Prospect)


Basic Necessities (Shreveport)

OGHS Foundation Diaper Bank (Opelousas)

Our Lady of Grace Diaper Bank (St. Amant)


Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine (Portland)

Maryland/Washington D.C.

Greater DC Diaper Bank


Lynn Diaper Bank (Needham)


Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank (Detroit)

The Diaper Alliance (Midland, Saginaw, Bay, & Clare counties)


Diaper Bank of Minnesota (St. Paul)


Black Mustard Seed Community Service Group (Natchez)


Capital City Diaper Bank (Jefferson City)


Nebraska Diaper Bank

New Hampshire

Share Fund (Rochester)

New Jersey

The Adult Care Brief Bank (Bergen County)

Essex County Diaper Bank (Essex County)

Hunterdon Hygiene Connection (Hunterdon County)

Morris Diaper Bank (Mount Arlington)

ICNA Relief (New Hyde Park)

New Mexico

Family & Community Services (Albuquerque)

Alamosa Health & Social Service Center (Albuquerque)

Los Griegos Health & Social Service Center (Albuquerque)

East Central Health & Social Service Center (Albuquerque)

North Carolina

Diaper Bank of North Carolina

North Dakota

Great Banks Food Bank (Fargo & Bismarck)


Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Lebanon Food Pantry (Lebanon)

Together We Can Make a Difference (Napoleon)

Sisters in Power (Toledo)


City Rescue Mission (Oklahoma City)


PDX Diaper Bank (Portland)


Mitzvah Circle (Norristown)

Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank (Philadelphia)

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Community Food Bank (Providence)

APP Community Action Partnership (Providence)

South Carolina

Diaper Dan


Mid-South Food Bank (Memphis)


Neighbor 2 Neighbor (Austin)

Hope House (Liberty Hill)

AGE of Central Texas (Austin & Round Rock)

Texas Diaper Bank (San Antonio)


Lydonville Diaper Bank


Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank


His Loving Care Adult Undergarment Bank (Richland)

West Virginia

CASE Diaper Bank (Bluefield)


Jake’s Network of Hope (Neenah)

Diaper Depot (Racine)

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Sophie Bebeau
Sophie Bebeau

Sophie Bebeau is a writer, graphic designer, poet, and multidisciplinary artist living in Green Bay, Wisconsin. When she’s not writing or making things for the internet, she can be found cross-stitching, writing poetry, and snuggling on the couch with a cup of tea and her husband, son, and dog, Buttercup.