Buffalo, NY

Grant for diapers to help families in need

Univera Healthcare recently provided $10,000 to Every Bottom Covered, a diaper bank in Buffalo. With these funds, the diaper bank will continue to assist low-income families in distribution of diapers.

“More than ever, there are people who need basic necessities for their families, like diapers,” said Art Wingerter, Univera Healthcare president.  “We are committed to helping families in our community keep their children healthy.”
According to a study by Huggies and the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 3 families in the United States experience “diaper need,” which is defined as not having enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler consistently, clean and dry. This can lead to health issues like diaper rash or infections for baby and undue stress for parents. 

The need for diapers creates additional stress for the family as well. Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities, require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers; therefore, many parents cannot go to work or school if they cannot leave their babies at childcare.

“Receiving this grant helps Every Bottom Covered ensure that no child’s bottom will be left uncovered by helping us to purchase more diapers and wipes and begin to expand into communities that may not always be able to get to the Delavan Grider Community Center, said Raziya Hill,  Every Bottom Covered executive director and founder. “We understand that in addition to the financial pinch of raising families in low-income households, transportation is a major issue in many rural communities.  This amazing grant will help us truly begin to address this! We are so grateful to Univera for this opportunity.”

To learn more about Every Bottom Covered, visit www.everybottomcovered.org.
For the latest information on Univera Healthcare’s response to COVID-19, visit https://www.theuniveradifference.com/covid19.  

Olivia Linke, (716) 604-5414

Univera Healthcare is a nonprofit health plan that serves members across the eight counties of Western New York. With more than 500 Buffalo-based employees and a local leadership team, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. Univera is part of a Rochester-based health insurer that serves more than 1.5 million members across upstate New York. Its mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care, and its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. To learn more, visit UniveraHealthcare.com.

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