Free Adult Briefs
Updated: Feb 22, 2020
Sometimes a mission fills such a basic human need that it’s difficult to imagine that the need is going
unmet. In 2016, Veronica Claybrone says she realized the expense of purchasing diapers and briefs for
children and adults was so significant that some families simply couldn’t keep up. That’s when she
founded the Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank, a non-profit “to ensure that everyone in the
metropolitan Detroit area can be clean, dry and healthy.”
Such protective undergarments are not provided by either Medicare, Medicaid, government assistance
programs or most insurance programs. The Bank and its partners help address the need by collecting,
storing and distributing free diapers and briefs to families experiencing financial hardship.
“Millions of families struggle every day to provide an adequate supply of diapers and disposable briefs
for their children and/or seniors and that is unacceptable. We obtain diapers through local diaper drives,
in-kind donations by manufacturers and retailers, and by the bulk purchase of diapers with donated
funds,” Claybrone says.
Claybrone encourages churches and civic organizations to consider hosting brief and diaper drives and
she says individuals can also donate unused diapers and briefs directly to the Bank.
“Small things like diapers affect big things, including a family’s physical, mental and economic well-
Those who are in need of diapers or briefs should leave their name and phone number, by calling or
texting 313.478.4420, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow-up information will detail the
enrollment process and how to book the appointment that is required to pick up supplies. For more
information on donating or receiving products, see: www.detroitdiaperbank.com/request-diapers/.