President Barack Obama marked Mother’s Day with a Medium post explaining his plan to help families who can’t afford diapers, NBC News reported.
Addressing his “diaper gap” plan, Obama said he challenged the private sector to “create a solution.” Over 740 nonprofits nationwide have been accepted in to the Community Diaper Program, which will provide diapers to low-income families for free.
"Last December, a young mother from Illinois wrote to me with a plea for help," Obama wrote. "Even after dropping out of school and taking a part-time job to provide for her family, she still struggled to make ends meet, in part because of the cost of diapers for her newborn baby."
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According to the White House, nearly 1 in 3 American families struggle to afford enough diapers for their children.