NEENAH, Wis. — When it comes to essentials for babies, diapers are at the top of the list. Yet, 1 in 3 U.S. families struggle to afford enough diapers to help keep their child’s skin clean, dry, and healthy. In their desperation, some parents turn to another wardrobe staple – the T-shirt – as a last resort. To help raise awareness about this heartbreaking reality, Kimberly-Clark’s North American Huggies Brand is ‘Taking Back the T-shirt’ by partnering with designer, beauty mogul, and mom, Kristen Noel Crawley, to create a limited-edition line of provocative t-shirts to help fight diaper need.
During National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which runs September 24, 2022 to October 2, 2022, consumers can help Huggies #TakeBacktheTshirt by purchasing a shirt on takebackthetshirt.com. For every T-shirt purchased, Huggies will donate 100% of the T-shirt sales (excluding shipping) to the National Diaper Bank Network for babies in need.
“A T-shirt should never be a diaper for your baby, yet the tragic reality is so many families in our country must turn to this household item as a last resort,” said Robert Raines, Vice President of Marketing for Huggies® in North America. “Many people don’t realize how prevalent diaper need is in our country, but through this partnership, we have the opportunity to drive awareness of this issue and encourage people to help support families in need so their babies and children can thrive.”
Consumers can choose from three shirts that feature Crawley’s bold graphic designs that raise awareness of diaper need and serve as a reminder that a T-shirt is an insufficient substitute for a diaper for families struggling with diaper need. It also helps turn the issue into a solution with 100% of the T-shirt sales being donated to the National Diaper Bank Network, which supports hundreds of diaper banks working in local communities across the U.S.
“As a mother, I know no parent should have to stress about how to afford diapers for their baby,” said Kristen Noel Crawley, Founder of KNC Beauty. “Working with a brand like Huggies® who is so invested in helping to end diaper need is so important and I hope my limited-edition T-shirts inspire others to help do the same.”
“As the founding sponsor of the National Diaper Bank Network, Huggies® has worked by our side for more than a decade to help get diaper need recognized as a public health issue in the U.S.,” said Joanne Goldblum, CEO and founder of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). “Huggies has donated more than 200 million diapers to NDBN to help support our Network of more than 225 diaper banks throughout the country since 2011. Clean diapers are material basic necessities for every baby and vital to the physical, mental and economic well-being of both children and families. I believe all babies deserve clean diapers. We are grateful to the Huggies® team for their longstanding commitment to helping end diaper need in the U.S.”
Help Huggies #TakeBacktheTshirt by purchasing a shirt at takebackthetshirt.com during National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 24, 2022– October 2, 2022.