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NDBN Expansion Continues!

Posted on: July 21, 2014 by admin

National Diaper Bank Network continues to grow! The membership now includes 194 diaper banks, food banks, pantries, faith-based organizations and social service agencies located in 44 states and the District of Columbia. We know there are more organizations out there that are stepping up to help reduce diaper need in their respective communities.

Among the newest NDBN members are:

Individuals and/or organizations interested in starting a diaper bank or those seeking to become a NDBN member please visit us at www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/startadb.html. Membership is free!

Register Today for National Conference

Posted on: June 17, 2014 by admin

Early-bird registration is now live for the 2014 Diaper Banks in America Conference scheduled for October 9 – 10 in Kansas City.

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Individuals can save $25 by registering for the conference by July 31. Early-bird rates are $125 for National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) members, $175 for nonmembers and $75 for students. Standard registration rates will apply beginning August 1.

More than 100 executives, volunteers, staffers and board members representing diaper banks from around the country are expected to participate in the upcoming conference hosted by HappyBottoms diaper bank.  The conference provides an ideal opportunity to network and learn from experts and fellow diaper bankers.

Full conference details, including links for hotel reservations, are available here.

NDBN Selects Jane Dennett for Champions for Change Honor and Says Goodbye

Posted on: June 17, 2014 by admin

National Diaper Bank Network is thrilled to announce the selection of Administrative Associate Jane Dennett for the Champions for Change honor.

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Each and every day Jane educates, mentors and encourages individuals wanting to help address diaper need by hosting a diaper drive, starting a diaper bank or donating money. She also counsels, comforts and frequently cries, with moms, dads and family members experiencing diaper need. The stories of need are often wrenching.

Jane always goes above and beyond the expected to find ways to help. From her friendly Facebook posts, email responses or telephone demeanor, Jane’s presence makes a difference.

NDBN’s recognition of Jane for the Champions for Change is bittersweet. While certainly deserving, the honor is a fitting tribute to an original staff member who is moving on to new ventures.  Jane’s last day at NDBN will be June 20.  She is returning to the world of real estate.  However, Jane will remain active in the diaper bank community as she is a long-time volunteer and board member of The Diaper Bank of New Haven.

Please help us celebrate Jane’s tenure and involvement with NDBN, and if you’re so inclined, pop her a congratulatory email at Jane@diaperbanknetwork.org.

During her tenure at NDBN, Jane frequently mused that she wished she had a small personal fund that she could tap in order to provide “emergency diaper relief” to families living in areas not served by a diaper bank. We want to make Jane’s Fund a reality.

Please help us celebrate Jane’s commitment to NDBN by making a contribution to Jane’s Fund, an NDBN fundraiser hosted on CrowdRise.com. The fund will be administered by NDBN, under Jane’s guidance, with the purpose of providing emergency diaper relief in exceptional cases. The fund is a fitting tribute to an exceptional woman, our friend and colleague Jane.