Vizient, Inc. partnering with Huggies No Baby Unhugged initiative.
IRVING, Texas: Vizient, Inc. is partnering with the Huggies No Baby Unhugged initiative to donate 10,000 diapers to the Las Vegas Diaper Bank.
Its annual fall Connections Summit is being held in Las Vegas. According to the 2017 study commissioned by Huggies, 36% of U.S. families struggle to provide fresh, clean diapers for their babies. As part of this year's member volunteer activities at the Vizient Connections Summit, attendees can package diapers for delivery to families in need. For each person who volunteers, Huggies will donate an additional day's supply of diapers to the Las Vegas Diaper Bank of up to a total of 10,000 diapers.
Pete Allen, executive vice president, sourcing operations at Vizient, said, "This community service project was a huge success at our event last year where a total of 20,000 diapers were donated. We expect to hit that number again this year through the participation of members in this volunteer activity. Kimberly-Clark, parent company of Huggies, is a Vizient awarded supplier and participates in our Preferred Pediatric Program. We are grateful to Huggies for their diaper donation and support for our event."
The effects of diaper need lead to increased stress for parents and families on many levels, impacting their physical and mental health. Diapers and baby wipes are not covered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, or the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) special supplemental nutrition program. As a result, parents often have to choose between paying for food and purchasing diapers. Additionally, without diapers, babies are not able to be in daycare or participate in early childhood education programs which leads to parents missing work to care for them.