One of the many challenges brought on by the pandemic has been affordable access to diapers and baby formula. Just ask Robin Hayward, executive director of A Baby Center in Hyannis.
Robin will tell you she has never seen the demand so high – people who have never relied on their services of are reaching out for support. A Baby Center provides critical basic baby needs to income eligible families for infants up to age three on Cape Cod and the Islands. Those needs include diapers, wipes, formula and clothing.
Robin recently shared how she had to pay three times her normal cost for diapers, simply because of the current demand. “It's like something we have never seen. So many moms and families are in need right now,” Robin said.
It's like something we have never seen. So many moms and families are in need right now.
That’s where Women United of the Cape and Islands United Way comes in. Funding from both Women United and the Cape and Islands United Way recently provided an emergency $5,000 grant to A Baby Center so they can stay on top of the demand.
State Rep. Steve Xiarhos and his staff had reached out to the us with concerns about the issues facing A Baby Center, and Robin couldn’t have been more grateful for the collaboration. “I always know that if there is any way that you can help ABC to meet the needs of the community, you and your team will,” Robin noted.
I always know that if there is any way that you can help ABC to meet the needs of the community, you and your team will.