Project Hope – Baby Essentials Drive

Residents looking to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to help support babies in need within local communities by donating to a non profit organization of their choice, through Union County’s Project Hope.

“Project Hope is an opportunity for everyone in Union County to pitch in and help those who need it the most,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Project Hope is organized by the Union County Office of Community Engagement and Diversity. It provides an online platform for connecting donors with local organizations providing assistance to babies. Donors have the option to either provide a monetary donation directly to the nonprofit of their choosing, or mail items such as diapers, baby formula, and baby wipes directly to the nonprofit, with the addresses provided on the Union County Office of Community Engagement and Diversity. 

Nathalie Hernandez, Coordinator
908-527-4880 nahernandez@ucnj.org


Make a difference today and help support the babies in need in your community by donating to a non profit organization of your choice that benefits infants during these difficult times. Scroll through our baby essential items to know how your monetary donations will help. Pick a non-profit organization and send help their way! You can also purchase the items at your local online store and have it mailed to the listed addresses under this tab.

Diapers

*Pricing varies depending on Store, Brand and Diaper Sizes*

Diaper Use Statistic

Newborns to a month old use 10 – 12 diapers a day. Babies one month and older use 8 – 10 diapers a day. (reference)

Pampers and Huggies

Box of 20 – 32 Diapers- Average Price $8.20 – $10.00  per box

Box of 50 – 96 Diapers- Average Price $25.00 – $30.00 per box

Box of 105 – 170 Diapers- Average Price $40.00 – $43.00 per box

LUVS and Store Brands

Box of 20 – 50 Diapers – Average Price $4.20 – $5 per box

Box of 74 – 192 Diapers – Average Price $16 -$25 per box

Baby Formula

*Pricing varies depending on Store & Brands*

Baby Formula Statistic

Most newborns will feed 8 – 12 times a day. Most 6 – 12 month olds will feed about 5 – 6 times a day. (reference)

Enfamil Baby Powder Formula Cans

21.1oz Powder Can – Average Price $25.00 – $30.00 per can

28.3oz Powder Can – Average Price $35.00 – $40.00 per can

Similac Baby Powder Formula Cans

23.2oz Powder Can – Average Price $25.00 – $30.00 per can

30.8oz Powder Can – Average Price $32.00 – $40.00 per can

Wipes

*Pricing varies depending on Store and Brands*

Pack of 55 – 64ct – Average Price $ 2.35 – $3.00 per pack

Pack of 140 – 224ct – Average Price $5.40 – $7.00 per pack

Box of 352 – 625ct – Average Price $9.40 – $15.00 per box

Organizations Accepting Donations

Angels for Action, Inc

Website Link

Angels for Action, 5 Pershing Place, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Website Link

Gateway Family YMCA

Website Link

The Gateway Family YMCA, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc

Website Link

Homefirst Interfaith House & Family Services Inc., 905 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Josephine’s Place

Website Link

84 Benjamin Street, ​Cranford, NJ 07016

Raphael’s Life House

Website Link

Raphael’s Life House, 231 Court Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Moms Helping Moms Foundation, Inc.

Website Link

Moms Helping Moms Foundation, Inc., 1118 North Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07062

Prevention Links

Website Link

Prevention Links, 121-125 Chestnut Street, Suite 301, Roselle, NJ 07203

Proceed Inc

Website Link

Union County Council for Young Children

Website Link

2 City Hall Plaza- 3rd Floor, Rahway, NJ 07065

YWCA Union County

Website Link

YWCA Union County, P.O Box 462, Kenilworth, NJ 07033