Diaper Distribution–the First Wave
March 7, 2012
Have we mentioned how excited we are that Huggies, our Founding Sponsor, is donating 20 million diapers for us to distribute to diaper banks across the country? And how excited we are that the nonprofit organization Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) is partnering with us to ship the first 5 million diapers to over 90 agencies in 33 states and the District of Columbia? We kicked off the distribution in Washington DC, and now, diapers are getting into the hands of people who need them. For those that missed it, here is a radio story about the kick-off: WSHU PUBLIC RADIO.
As of this writing, diapers have been distributed in Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Ohio and Indiana, and more deliveries are scheduled for Texas, New Mexico,Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Oregon, and Washington. And there are still another eighteen states where agencies will receive diapers this quarter! Agencies from thirty-three states and the District of Columbia will receive diapers in this distribution.
As wonderful as it is that we can help agencies across so many states, the need for diapers exists in every state, but to our knowledge, there are several states that do not have a diaper bank that could deliver diapers to people in need. We hope to help establish diaper banks in all fifty states by the end of 2012. Check our website to see if there is a diaper bank in your area. If there is, help support it by donating diapers, funds, or your time. If there is not, consider whether you would be willing to help start a diaper bank. You would be helping families by providing basic needs to their most vulnerable members, and adding yet another link in our charitable network. Contact us and we will help.