45% increase in demand causes local organization to be spread thin.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Mommy’s Closet is a crisis resource center under the Volunteers of America umbrella.

Though the name may suggest otherwise, the non-profit provides goods and services to anyone who has physical custody of a child under five.

Pre-COVID-19, officials say one-in-three families would be in need of diapers. Today, the numbers have severely spiked.

“Mommy’s Closet typically distributed about 2 to 3 thousand diapers a month,” said Sarah McSparran, Mommy’s Closet service coordinator “Within the month of March we actually distributed 5,600 diapers.”

Donations are currently limited to diapers, baby wipes and formula.

As for diapers, sizes four and five are needed the most at this time, and are accepted in open or unopened boxes.

Clothing drop offs have been suspended to help impede the spread of the coronavirus.

For more information on how you can help, visit their website.

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