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Diaper Need Awareness Week Comes Early to Pennsylvania

Posted on: April 17, 2014 by admin

While national efforts for Diaper Need Awareness Week are slated for Sept. 8 – 14, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is off to an early start–in fact, in time for Mother’s Day.

House Resolution 762, introduced by Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood, proclaims May 5 – 9 as Diaper Need Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. The week is scheduled to kickoff on May 5, with a press conference attended by statewide elected officials, diaper bank supporters and NDBN Executive Director Joanne Goldblum.  In addition, a week long diaper drive will be held in the rotunda of the Capitol to benefit the state’s diaper banks, and to prompt individual action to address diaper need.

PA DNAW Diaper Drive

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Posted on: April 14, 2014 by admin

National Diaper Bank Network’s Executive Director Joanne Goldblum’s latest blog post on food stamps, POTUS, and poverty:  Most Powerful Man in the World Grew Up on Food Stamps.

“When we talk about child poverty, we often dwell on the suffering. We talk about kids who have rashes because their parents can’t afford fresh diapers. We talk about the extreme disadvantage a kid from a struggling household faces in school.

But we should also be talking about potential. We should talk about how when you meet the needs of a low-income family, you get kids who turn out ready to make contributions to our society. In not emphasizing their potential, we do a disservice to the people we serve. And we bolster stereotypes based on ignorance…The leader of the free world grew up on Food Stamps. Every child has potential. It is in society’s best interest to make sure that potential is realized…”

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.


  • 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


"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. "


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