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NDBN Earns Gold!

Posted on: June 30, 2015 by admin

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The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates NDBN’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

“Since our founding in 2011, we have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission of eliminating diaper need, as well as our commitment to transparency with our supporters and the families we are able to help,” said Joanne Goldblum, NDBN founder and executive director. “As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we are able to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar’s immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media.”
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Snapshot of What We Do Together!

Posted on: June 26, 2015 by admin

More than 240 community diaper banks and diaper distribution programs make up the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), and collectively we do some pretty amazing work!

How do we know? Because of the results of NDBN’s Annual Survey of Diaper Banks. An amazing 81 percent of NDBN-member diaper banks responded to the survey by self-reporting their 2014 facts and figures.

We’ve compiled them into the following infographic — a snapshot of who we are and what we do as a network to combat #DiaperNeed and help families keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.

Annual Diaper Bank Report

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We encourage diaper bankers to share the infographic on Twitter or Facebook and add a personal touch by including one or both of the following:

#DiaperOn!

NDBN Asks CCDF to Consider Diaper Costs

Posted on: June 25, 2015 by admin

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The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal block grant program implemented by the states.  The states present their plans on how they will use the block grant funding to improve access and quality of child care to low income families (up to 85% of the state’s median income).  To make this process easier, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a “preprint” template for states to complete.  A draft of the FY 2016–2018 CCDF State and Territory Plan Preprint is available here.

ACF is soliciting comments on the data collection requested from the states by the plan.  Needless to say, NDBN would like ACF to collect or at least consider information about diaper costs for families using CCDF subsidies to attend child care and whether states are providing diapers as a way to improve access to child care.  These requests merely add to the information that may be requested–they would not impose new requirements, and ensure that diapers are part of the conversation. Inclusion of NDBN’s requested modification should result in no additional costs. 

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