Shannon Buist, seen here with her daughter Maya, is the founder of Dry Baby Bums, a nonprofit organization that buys and collects disposable diapers, wipes
Shannon Buist, seen here with her daughter Maya, is the founder of Dry Baby Bums, a nonprofit organization that buys and collects disposable diapers, wipes and rash cream for local women's shelters. Dry Baby Bums will host Bowl for Diapers, a fundraiser benefit for Peace House at Jupiter Bowl on May 7.
Across the United States and throughout Canada, there is a crisis called the diaper gap.

Disposable diapers are No. 1 on the list for the most-needed item in women's domestic abuse shelters, but no one knows about it, said Park City resident Shannon Buist.

"What has been happening with low-income families or mothers who are staying in these shelters is that they have just a small amount of money," Buist said during an interview with The Park Record. "They have to choose between buying medicine, food and clothing for their children, and diapers are always last on the list."

So, Buist decided to do something about it and formed Dry Baby Bums, a nonprofit organization that buys and collects diapers, wipes and rash cream for local shelters.

Dry Baby Bums will host a Bowl for Diapers, a diaper drive and fundraiser at Jupiter Bowl at Kimball Junction, on Wednesday, May 7, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Kids under the age of 3 will be admitted by free.

All the proceeds will buy diapers for Peace House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping family violence and abuse in Summit and Wasatch counties, Buist said.

"They told us they really need diapers, sizes three and up," she said. "It would be great if they didn't have to worry about their supply for awhile."

Everyone is encouraged to bring donations of disposable diapers.

"For every pack of diapers, donors will get five opportunity drawing tickets for a chance to win prizes from Skullcandy,