Update on AB 1516

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I want to thank all of our supporters who sent tweets, emails, and phone calls of support to the CA Senate Appropriations Committee this past month. Last Thursday, August 14th, the Committee held AB 1516 in suspense. This means the bill did not make it out of committee. While we are disappointed AB 1516 did […]

How you can support AB 1516

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Today, you and I have the opportunity to improve the well being of California’s most needy babies and their families, by increasing their access to diapers. California Assembly Bill 1516 (Gonzalez D-80), aka The Diaper Act, will be heard before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday August 4th. This “Little Bill That Could” has already passed two Assembly Committees, […]

Diaper Shortages Leave Low-Income Kids Behind Before They Can Even Walk

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This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty.org and is reposted with permission. Ask a county social worker, a food bank director, or any organization that assists families in low-income communities, and you will likely learn that they all experience a similar predicament each month. They do not have enough diapers. Diapers are the most requested basic need […]

Diaper Drive: State Capitol #Sacramento June 9-27th

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    Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez is hosting a diaper drive at the State Capitol in Sacramento from June 9 – 27th. Diapers collected will be distributed to local families in need through the River City Food Bank.  WHY: Get diapers to Sacramento families in need and raise awareness on A.B. 1516. DONATE: Diapers (all sizes welcome, […]

Thank You Safeway – Mom to Mom

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  Earlier this Spring, we had the wonderful opportunity to be introduced to the good folks at Safeway, Inc. and their in-store Mom to Mom brand. When they heard about our work getting diapers to low income families, they made a very generous offer to send an amazing 30,000 diapers (that’s 5 pallets) to our Santa Clara […]

Clara

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We shared “Clara’s” story, as told by her case manager, La Tanya, at our annual event in March. Her name and some details of her story are changed for privacy. Good morning. My name is LaTanya. I’m a case manager at the CVC. Since my son Eli was born, the idea of running out of […]

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