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The National Diaper Bank Network was formed to raise awareness about diaper need: at the national level.



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WHAT IS A DIAPER BANK?
Diaper banks work to eliminate diaper need by distributing free diapers through existing service agencies. Their goal is to ensure that every child has enough diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy.....

THE NEED
In poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health and abuse risks. Safety-net programs do not cover the cost of diapers. Many parents are already struggling to pay for rent and food and cannot afford the high cost of an adequate supply of diapers for their children.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!
A diaper drive is a great community service project for your school, business, civic group, neighborhood or faith organization. Every package of diapers you collect and every dollar you raise brings us closer to our goal of making diapers available to needy infants and toddlers.

About us:

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in the United States has an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy.

Our 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. The National Diaper Bank Network works to accomplish this goal through three primary activities:

    1. Raising awareness: NDBN brings national attention to the issue of diaper need through education and outreach to the general public and national leaders.
    2. Providing technical assistance: NDBN assists local communities in starting diaper banks and helps build the capacity of existing diaper banks.
    3. Distributing diapers and funding: NDBN distributes diapers and funding from national donors to a network of regional diaper banks for distribution to children in need.

http://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org