Pines Hosts 1st Annual Diaper Drive With Great Success

The Pines Team celebrates a very successful diaper drive

Caribou, Maine – Currently, 1 in 3 families experience “diaper need” which is described as not being able to sufficiently provide diapers needed to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.

“Families, particularly in rural communities that do not have access to bulk stores spend nearly twice the amount on diapers. The cost adds up so quickly as an average baby, may go through as many as 12 diapers a day.” said Kim Chabre, LSW-C, Care Coordinator at Pines Women’s & Children’s Health Center. “This experience brought to light the fact that being able to afford diapers is something many families take for granted. Over twenty percent of children in Aroostook County live in poverty and although there are federal safety nets for food, there are no federal safety net programs for diapers. This unhealthy circumstance can lead to further health concerns down the road for children.”

“The mission of this project is to create a diaper bank that families can count on. This project would have not have been possible without the support of our communities and the team at Pines. I am so pleased our team was able to assist patients in need. As a Community Health Center, we are always looking for ways to improve health, economic and emotional wellbeing of children and families in the areas we serve. It has been very rewarding to give back to our patients.“ said Chabre.

Pines Health Services is a non-profit, community-based multi-specialty medical and dental practice serving the residents of northern and central Aroostook County. Pines providers are committed to excellence in patient-centered health care and to improving the lives of those we serve. Our team of providers, nurses and support staff are actively engaged in advancing the health and wellness needs of people in the County, with a special focus on the unserved and underserved. For more information about Pines Health Services please visit or check us out on Facebook at