Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine, and is generally the result of an underlying medical condition. Many disabled infants, for instance, are never able to be toilet-trained so they use diapers their entire lives. The expense of adult diapers can add up and many disabled individuals and other common users of adult diapers, such as senior citizens, often live on a small fixed income, making diaper donations a welcome initiative.
Donate your adult diapers to a nursing home. An estimated one-quarter to one-third of people over 65 years of age have some sort of urinary incontinence trouble, according to the National Association for Continence.
Drop adult diapers off at a rehabilitation center in your area. Rehabilitation centers have residents who are disabled due to serious injuries or have suffered complications such as strokes. These patients often suffer from urinary incontinence and have costly medical bills, so contributions of supplies used daily, like adult diapers, would come in handy.
Call your local Red Cross to see if they have a collection point in your neighborhood. The Red Cross often works with churches, shelters, halfway houses, diaper banks and other community service organizations. They will accept your donation of adult diapers and distribute them to those in need; otherwise, they will direct you to where you can drop them off.
Ask if your local food pantry would be willing to accept your donation. Food pantries serve all types of people in need, including senior citizens, many of whom may have use for adult diapers.
Donna Tinus has been a writer since 2005. She has a background in medical terminology and has written articles for various websites on topics such as family, finance, medicine, health, pets, gardening, beauty and relationships. Tinus holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Centenary College.