NDBN Expands Hurricane Relief Efforts
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.
“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
At the National Diaper Bank Network, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. We restrict funding that we receive for disaster relief to be used solely for our response to get diapers and other basic needs to families affected by the disaster. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, NDBN will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.