diaper need awareness weekSeptember 25 to October 1, 2017

NDBN Expands Hurricane Relief Efforts

Posted on: September 12, 2017 by admin

 

Hurricane Relief

 

“Disasters give rise to what I call situational poverty. A family that was once secure finds themselves with nothing but the clothes on their back. The organizations that will help that family get back on their feet – the food banks, the diaper banks, the shelters – are already in the community helping people who live in persistent poverty. Their ability to respond depends on how well their community supports them in ordinary times.”
– Joanne Goldblum, CEO National Diaper Bank Network

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is expanding its emergency diaper relief efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  We are working with our corporate donors and our member diaper bank programs to deliver millions of diapers to children and families impacted by the storms. Our efforts in Texas are ongoing. We are coordinating efforts in Florida as well, and we are prepared to respond immediately to the needs of additional communities impacted by the storms once it is safe to do so.

NDBN is helping corporations, including our founding sponsor Huggies (Kimberly-Clark), direct donations of material basic need items (feminine care, adult incontinence, baby care and personal care goods) to locations where they are most needed.

Along with our family of more than 300 diaper banks throughout the country, NDBN is also providing expert guidance to individuals and communities asking how to help the children and families impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

We encourage all of our collective supporters to make cash contributions to NDBN, which will be used to direct donated goods to certified NDBN member diaper bank programs actively serving communities in Texas and Florida. The NDBN member organizations involved in the efforts include:

In Texas: Austin Diaper Bank, Baby Booties Diaper Bank (McKinney), Fort Bend Diaper Bank (Richmond), Galveston Diaper Bank, Hope Supply Co. (Dallas), Houston Diaper Bank, NACC (Pasadena), and Texas Diaper Bank (San Antonio).

In Florida: Baby Basics of Collier County (Naples), BabyCycle (St. Petersburg), and Treasure Coast Food Bank (Fort Pierce).

Donated dollars help offset trucking costs associated with the delivery of donated product to where it is most needed. The immediate need is great. Plus, NDBN will continue to provide support to impacted families in the days, weeks and months to come.

No donation is too small, as we firmly believe small things impact big things.  All babies deserve clean diapers.

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HuffPost Takes on #DiaperNeed

Posted on: August 21, 2017 by admin


The Huffington Post, is out with a in-depth story on diaper need in America and the work of the diaper bank community lead by the National Diaper Bank Network.

Below is a video produced in conjunction with the story available here:

“Bad Jobs And No Welfare Give Rise To A New Type Of Charity: The Diaper Bank
A network of diaper banks now alleviates some of the suffering caused by the 1996 gutting of welfare.”

 

Get Ready for Diaper Need Awareness Week!

Posted on: June 23, 2017 by admin

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Diaper Need Awareness Week (DNAW) 2017 is scheduled for September 25 through October 1.

Ask your governor for a proclamation recognizing the week! Last year we had proclamations from 34 governors and/or state legislatures, as well as local proclamations from 119 mayors and/or city or county officials throughout the country (activity in 40 states total). Let’s make 2017 the year when diaper need is recognized in all 50 states!  Here are all the tools you need:

 

1. Proclamation Guidelines by State 2017

 

2. Template for state proclamations

 

3. Template for local proclamations

 

4. Cover letter   

Get started today!

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What Is Diaper Need

The lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy.

Diaper Need Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.

Acting together — individuals, diaper banks, faith-based institutions, service providers, businesses, organizations and elected officials — we can get diapers to all babies in need.

PROCLAMATIONS MATTER

  • Inform your elected officials
  • Increase awareness within your state & community
  • Promote opportunities for you to talk and help raise diapers & dollars
  • Champion change led by you, diaper bankers, and our supporters

Click here for a list of 2017 Proclamations

VOICES OF NEED

"I recently had a baby girl. She is 3 months old. I also have two other daughters 5 and 9. I raise them all on my own and have recently been diagnosed with a seizure disorder... I can only work part time light duty. Needless to say things have gotten extremely hard in the past 3 months. I really need some extra help in any way possible especially with diapers, wipes and clothes until I can get back on my feet. "

SOCIAL MEDIA

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