Help families who experience diaper need


The Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services (PMYCS) is participating with the Allied Foundation and the National Diaper Bank Network on a Diaper Drive. All collected diapers and funding will be distributed within the Patchogue community.

Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy.

There is no state or federal child safety-net program that allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers. Disposable diapers can cost upwards of $80 per month per baby.

The organization donated diapers in their most requested sizes of 4, 5, and 6 and baby wipes, too.
“I had the pleasure of meeting Heather Edwards from the Allied Foundation over the summer, after she donated diapers to PMYC. We instantly hit it off and have the same passion for helping families in need,” said PMYCS director Karen Drago. “PMYCS wanted to join forces with Allied Foundation, in hopes of having a more consistent flow of diapers at the community center. Our hope is that we will collect a generous amount that can continue to be distributed in the community.”

Donated diapers can be dropped at PMYCS (390 Bay Ave. Patchogue) or at the Chamber Office (15 North Ocean Ave.) If you would like to add your location as a collection point for diaper donations or help in any way further, contact Drago at

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