diaper need awareness weekSeptember 25 to October 1, 2017

Visit Your U.S. Rep. & Senators this Summer!




 

 

NDBN Lobby Day has come and gone, but you can still continue to advocate for the bill. You can write to your representative, and we have a template you can use.

Or invite your Representative to visit your diaper bank or see a diaper distribution! They will be home for the entire month of August, but their schedules will be booked quickly, so now is the time to invite them. What better way for a congressional representative to spend an hour getting to know first hand about constituent concerns than to see diaper bank in action? 

Some tips for inviting and planning a congressional visit. 

1. Call early, and expect that there will be some back and forth about the schedule.

2. Plan for no more than one hour. Congressional representatives have VERY busy schedules. 

3. Provide a rough agenda, including the names and titles of whom the representative will meet.

4. This is your chance to talk about what you do–do not expect the representative to make a speech unles you have coordinated it first with the office. 

5. Show off your warehouse, or a distribution, or some other aspect of what you do–make it visual and real. 

6. Be flexible. An opening may develop in the representative’s schedule with very little notice. And if August doesn’t work out, there will be opportunities in September, October, November, etc. 

There is no better illustration of what a diaper bank is than to see one in person!

 

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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