Press Room

Background and Fact Sheets

National Diaper Need Awareness Week

  • 9th Annual National Diaper Need Awareness Week Slated for September 21 – 27, 2020

Position Statements

  • TANF and State-Funded Initiatives Offer Solutions to Addressing Diaper Need in America
  • Cloth Diapers Can Offer Viable Solution for Some Families in Diaper Need

Assets

Op-Eds/Columns

  • Poverty Is Sexist, by Joanne Goldblum

News Releases

 

January 27, 2020

The National Diaper Bank Network has issued the following statement from CEO Joanne Goldblum, in response to today’s decision by Supreme Court of the United States to allow the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule to be implemented nationwide. “The National Diaper Bank Network is very disappointed with today’s Supreme Court decision to allow the Administration’s public charge rule to take effect nationwide. As we have stated previously, forcing families to choose between their American dream or health care, food, housing, and other basic necessities, endangers the well-being of legal immigrants and their children, many of whom are US citizens.”

November 15, 2019

With nearly half the infants and toddlers in the US living in poor and low-wage families—who may struggle to access material basic necessities—federal, state and municipal support is essential to augment nonprofit efforts to combat diaper need, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health.

August 12, 2019

The National Diaper Bank Network has issued the following statement in response to announced changes in the “public charge” rule impacting immigrants to the U.S. “By redefining the ‘public charge’ rule, the current administration continues its attack on programs that support law-abiding families and their ability to access the basic necessities needed to live, thrive and contribute in the US. Forcing families to choose between their American dream or health care, food, and housing, endangers the well-being of legal immigrants and their children, many of whom are US citizens.”

May 7, 2019

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) has named 28 community-based diaper bank programs in 20 U.S. states as recipients of the 2019 Funds for Change grants, the only national, competitive grant program dedicated solely to supporting nonprofit organizations that distribute donated diapers to families struggling with diaper need.

March 13, 2019

A proposal to eliminate the California state sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products, announced today by Gov. Gavin Newsom, has received the endorsement of the National Diaper Bank Network and the Alliance for Period Supplies. The organizations distribute donated diapers and period products, respectively, to community-based programs serving individuals and families who struggle to access basic necessities.

January 31, 2019

National Diaper Bank Network uses GoFundMe grant to get 750,000 diapers to diaper banks supporting federal workers impacted by the recent government shutdown.

November 28, 2018

Every 3-pointer made by Dallas Mavericks’ Wesley Matthews this NBA season will spark a diaper donation to National Diaper Bank Network.

 November 2, 2018 

Diaper banks help get clean diapers to the 1 in 3 families who struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.

October 11, 2018 

Disposable diapers are among the first items families with young children need when displaced by a major disaster such as Hurricane Michael.

September 24, 2018 

1 in 3 U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers for their baby. Proclamations, diaper drives and activities slated for Diaper Need Awareness Week.

May 1, 2018

Alliance for Period Supplies to Distribute Millions of Period Products to Individuals in Need through Support of Founding Sponsor U by Kotex.

March 12, 2018

23 Community Diaper Bank Programs Named as 2018 Funds For Change Recipients

October 13, 2017 

California becomes first U.S. state to provide families with assistance of $30 per month for diaper costs for children under three years old.

July 19, 2017

Huggies® and National Diaper Bank Network recognize Martina McBride’s commitment to improving the lives of children and families.

 May 17, 2017 

McBride urges parents to make everyday moments memorable in playlist of 25 family-friendly songs and early learning tips.

March 7, 2017

Only national, competitive grant program dedicated solely to supporting community-based diaper banks in the U.S. marks its third year.

July 1, 2016

Nearly 350,000 donated diapers, as well as feminine hygiene products, toilet and tissue paper, and paper towels, are being distributed to flood victims.

March 10, 2016

The White House calls for increased access to diapers for low-income families experiencing diaper need

January 14, 2016

29 community-based diaper banks named recipients of National Diaper Bank Network’s 2016 Funds For Change Initiative.