Month: April 2015

Founding Staffer Named as Champions for Change

National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) has selected founding staff member and new Director of Policy and Research Alison Weir as a recipient of the Champions for Change honor in recognition of her ongoing commitment to addressing diaper need, and for her service to the diaper bank community.  “Clearly, Alison has been instrumental in the success of NDBN as well

Children Raised in Poverty Have Smaller Brains

by Joanne Goldblum, Founder and Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network originally for the Huffington Post A major study has just shown that kids who grow up in low-income families develop smaller brains than those raised in more affluent circumstances. The research, led by neuroscientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Columbia

Barriers that Keep Poor Kids Out of School

by Joanne Goldblum, Founder and Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network originally for the Huffington Post ______________________ Sometimes students miss school because they don’t have clean uniforms. Their parents cannot afford detergent or even enough quarters to do a load of laundry. “A lot of schools have a few backup uniforms,” said