Imagine having tractor-trailers packed with 250,000, 500,000, or even 1 million diapers pull up in front of your office, and the driver asking, “what would you like to do with these diapers?”
For diaper bankers, the answer is easy… “help families and babies.”
That’s exactly what 29 National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) partners will do with their share of 12,750,000 diapers that are being delivered to their organizations during the first few weeks in May. The diapers are part of the 20 million diapers donated annually to NDBN by its founding sponsor Huggies®. The deliveries are being coordinated by NDBN board member Chris Blake, chief executive officer of First Candle.
Located in 17 states throughout the country from Massachusetts to California and Florida to Washington, and places in between, each of the NDBN partner diaper banks is receiving a minimum of 250,000 diapers, with three organizations receiving a half-million, one getting 750,000, and five accepting deliveries of 1,000,000. Receiving so many diapers at once is a diaper banker’s version of winning the lottery!
The 2014 NDBN diaper bank partners include: Diaper Bank of Central Arizona (AZ), Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona (AZ), Baby2Baby (CA), LA Diaper Drive (CA), Help A Mother Out (CA), Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA), The Diaper Bank (CT), Junior League of Boca Raton (FL), Treasure Coast Food Bank (FL), Atlanta Community Food Bank (GA), Food Bank of North Indiana (IN), Happy Bottoms (KS), Cradles to Crayons (MA), The Diaper Alliance (MI), DC Diaper Bank (MD), Piedmont Diaper Bank (NC), The Diaper Train (NC), Community Food Bank of New Jersey (NJ), Baby Buggy (NY), The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank (PA), Cradles to Crayons (PA), Mitzvah Circle Foundation (PA), Captain Hope’s Kids (TX), North Texas Food Bank (TX), Texas Diaper Bank (TX), A Small Hand (VA), WestSide Baby and Eastside Baby Corner (WA), and Tri-Cities Diaper Bank (WA).
Collectively, these 29 NDBN partner diaper banks work with nearly 20,000 local agencies to provide more than 16.7 million diapers to 80,000 babies each year.