We are delighted to announce that Help a Mother Out has been selected to become a NDBN Affiliate Partner for the San Francisco Bay Area. The following is NDBN’s press release. Thank you to each and everyone who has helped support this work.
The National Diaper Bank Network is pleased to announce the NDBN Affiliate Partnership Program. The NDBN Affiliate Partnership Program is designed to create a robust national network of diaper banks, which distribute diapers to families in need through social service agencies. NDBN will assist these Partners to even better address diaper need in their areas by providing targeted assistance to allow the selected partners to concentrate on infrastructure, development, and other organizational priorities that will lead to increased sustainability and growth.
Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”) or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance for Women Infants and Children (“WIC”). As a result, families in need must draw on their own limited funds to buy diapers which may cost as much as $100 or more each month. Diaper banks provide families assistance with this basic need for babies and toddlers. According to the National Center on Children in Poverty, 3 million American children under 3 years old live in poverty, most of whom wear diapers. At a rate of six diapers per day, diaper-wearing children in poverty in U.S. need over 6.7 billion diapers a year to stay dry and healthy.
“Diaper banks are essential organizations. Because they are often grass roots movements starting out of someone’s kitchen or church basement, they are also often vulnerable ones, without secure funding or the staff time to develop new resources,” explains Alison Weir, director of programs at NDBN. “By providing diaper banks with a reliable supply of diapers and targeted technical assistance, we support them as they become stronger and more sustainable to allow them to meet the needs of more low-income families.”
Through an application process, NDBN selected Regional Partners, Community Partners, and Feeding America affiliated Food Bank Partners to participate. These programs were selected based on demonstrated ability to distribute diapers through a large network of agencies and potential for growth. Thanks to a generous donation of diapers from NDBN’s founding sponsor Huggies®, each Partner will receive a large and assured supply of diapers that will allow it to concentrate on infrastructure, development, and other organizational priorities that will support increased sustainability and growth.
NDBN is proud to announce its new Affiliate Partners:
NDBN Regional partners
- Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Happy Bottoms, Kansas City, MO
- HRPCH, San Antonio, TX
- LA Diaper Bank, Santa Monica, CA
- The Diaper Bank, North Haven, CT
- Westside Baby and Eastside Baby Corner (Joint), Seattle, WA
NDBN Community Partners
- A Small Hand, Edinburg, VA
- Arkansas Rice Depot, Little Rock, AR
- Bundle of Joy/Diaper Depot (Joint), Chicago area, IL
- Capital Diaper Bank, Richmond, VA
- Captain Hope’s Kids, Dallas, TX
- DC Diaper Bank, Washington, DC
- Help A Mother Out, San Francisco, CA
- Homeward Bound Diaper Drive, Phoenix, AZ
- Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank, Boca Raton, FL
- Midland Community Diaper Bank, Midland, MI
- Piedmont Diaper Bank, Winston-Salem, NC
- Sacramento Foodbank & Family Services, Sacramento, CA
- The Diaper Train, Raleigh, NC
- Tri-Cities Diaper Bank, Richmond, WA
- World Vision, Phillipi, WV
NDBN Food Bank Partners
- Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta, GA
- Food Bank of Northern Indiana, South Bend, IN
- Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver, CO
- North Texas Food Bank, Dallas, TX
- Treasure Coast Food Bank, Fort Pierce, FL
About the National Diaper Bank Network
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a formed national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in the United States has an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. Its mission is to raise awareness of diaper need and to build the capacity of diaper banks throughout the country by creating a national network of community partners. For more information please visit www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.