Changing the way we think about diaper poverty.
From the bottom up.
1920s | Paving the Way for a Big Change
Housed in historic buildings dating back to the mid-1920s, Diaper Train shares a space with a long list of agencies and organizations that have all been focused on investing in the lives of their community members.
2003 | The Saint Saviour’s Center
Officially established in 2003 to bring together several social service agencies in the community, Saint Saviour’s Center actively met the needs of seniors and addressed food insecurity through Meals on Wheels and Wake Relief, but there was not yet a solution for seniors and children who needed access to diapers to maintain health. Today, the center houses multiple charitable programs that collectively serve nearly 17,000 people each year.
2011 | Diaper Train is Born
To fulfill the unmet need for diapers in Wake County, Diaper Train was born in 2011. Within a few years, Diaper Train became the signature program of the center. Although there have been many changes over time, the mission has remained the same: to help Wake County seniors and babies remain in good health.
The Present | Wiping Away Diaper Poverty
Today, as the only diaper bank exclusively serving Wake County, Diaper Train sets out to supply critical basic needs that ensure the health and safety of babies and seniors. These services are provided at no cost to clients.