Our absorbent hygiene products are used by people around the world. They help bring health, dignity and comfort to infants, children and adults in communities throughout North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Domtar diaper donations help ensure that everyone has access to these important products.
Our Comfort & Care diaper assistance program has helped thousands of North American families who don’t have enough diapers for their children, whether because of a catastrophic weather event or a lack of financial resources.
In addition, our Personal Care plants in Aneby, Sweden, and Toledo, Spain, give away adult incontinence products that are obsolete, overstocked or have small flaws. These Domtar diaper donations help make a difference in the lives of people in need.
Domtar Diaper Donations Improve Quality of Life
Fredrik Gustavsson, an environmental specialist at Domtar, oversees the diaper donation program at our Aneby plant. The plant has partnered with Human Bridge, a non-profit Swedish organization that collects and distributes medical supplies for development, relief and social projects. In 2017, Aneby donated more than 3,600 cases of Attends® adult incontinence products, including protective underwear, briefs, bladder control pads and bed pads.
“Human Bridge lets us know that our gifts make a difference for people in this world. Their thank-you letters include photos and details on where our donations went,” says Gustavsson. “It’s rewarding to see the impact we can have.”
One note from Human Bridge described how Attends pads were given to women attending university in Ethiopia. Although tuition, food and housing are paid for by the Ethiopian government, many of these women have no additional income. They often turn to prostitution to pay for hygiene items or study materials. Having access to basic supplies helps them stay safe.