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National Diaper Bank Network - February 2015
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every baby in the United States can be clean, dry and healthy. NDBN’s mission is to raise awareness of the diaper gap in America to build the capacity of community-based diaper banks to serve families throughout the country by creating a national network of community partners.
Not having a sufficient supply of clean diapers to ensure that infants and toddlers are clean, healthy and dry can adversely affect the health and welfare of infants, toddlers and their families. The average infant or toddler requires an average of 50 diaper changes per week over three years and diapers cannot be bought with food stamps or WIC vouchers. To help address this need, SFBFS and NDBN teamed up to provide diapers to families through SFBFS’ Parent Education program.
Through SFBFS’ Parent Education program parents enroll in free educational classes and earn credits, known as baby bucks, upon completion. Diapers are a very popular item in the Children’s Boutique as they are expensive and a child can go through an average of 2,700 diapers in just one year.
Over the last year, SFBFS distributed 74,724 diapers to families in need. All diapers are distributed free of charge to families in need and made possible through support of community members and donations from the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).
“Diaper need is a huge issue that affects children’s health and parents’ ability to earn,” according to Joanne Goldblum, Executive Director of NDBN. “Most childcare providers will not enroll children unless their parents provide disposable diapers. A supply of diapers provides parents with the opportunity to work.”
To donate diapers to a family in need, click here.
SFBFS would not be where we are today and could not do what we do without partner organizations such as NDBN, an organization that understands the importance of leading by doing and partnering to make a difference in people’s lives and the community.
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