Celebrating Diaper Need Awareness Week

We were excited to participate in the 2017 Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 25, 2017 to October 1, 2017). Diaper Need Awareness Week is a national initiative to make people aware that 1 in 3 American families struggle with diaper need -- meaning they do not have enough diapers to keep their babies clean, dry and healthy.

Help a Mother Out received three official proclamations in recognition of Diaper Need Awareness Week. A huge thank you to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women for their proclamations.

 HAMO staff members Nora Nicholson (fourth from right) and Anu Menon (third from left) with the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.

HAMO staff members Nora Nicholson (fourth from right) and Anu Menon (third from left) with the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.

HAMO and our Alameda partners also got a special DNAW treat  - a meeting with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf as part of the official presentation of the DNAW proclamation. It was a great honor to talk to the Mayor about diaper need and hear about her passion for helping children and needy families in Oakland.

 HAMO staff and our Oakland partners with the DNAW proclamation.

HAMO staff and our Oakland partners with the DNAW proclamation.

 HAMO staff members Anu Menon (left), Nora Nicholson (center back), Lisa Truong (center front) and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (right) with DNAW proclamation.

HAMO staff members Anu Menon (left), Nora Nicholson (center back), Lisa Truong (center front) and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (right) with DNAW proclamation.

We are stronger together, and these proclamations demonstrate the dedication of Bay Area communities to work alongside Help a Mother Out in an effort to ensure that all families have access to the diapers they need. Every baby deserves a clean diaper.