What is Diaper Need?
"The lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy.
Diaper Need Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.3 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.
Acting together — individuals, diaper banks, faith-based institutions, service providers, businesses, organizations and elected officials — we can get diapers to all babies in need." - http://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/diaperawareness/
How Can I Help?
Spread awarenes of diaper need by sharing this page on Facebook with hashtag #DiaperNeed and tagging @HopeSupplyCo.
Start a diaper drive in your community!
HOPE SUPPLY CO SERVES AS DIAPER BANK FOR NATIONAL DIAPER NEED AWARENESS WEEK
Efforts begin Sept. 25 through Oct. 1
What: For the sixth consecutive year, Diaper Need Awareness Week, scheduled for Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, will draw attention to this cause and prompt individuals, organizations, diaper banks, communities and elected officials to take action and help get diapers to babies who need them. Dallas-based nonprofit, Hope Supply Co., serves as one of the diaper banks in North Texas during National Diaper Need Awareness Week. The organization is also a part of the National Diaper Bank Network.
The nonprofit, and its partners, will collect diapers, baby wipes and monetary donations, which will fund programs to assist families in need. Hope Supply Co. will store and distribute the diapers to families experiencing financial hardship. Many of these families are located at Hurricane Harvey shelters in Dallas and Houston.
For every package of diapers sold at The Tot during this timeframe, Bambo Nature, a company which sells high-quality and eco-friendly disposable baby diapers, will donate one pack of its diapers to Hope Supply Co.
Government assistance programs do not provide funding for diapers, a basic necessity for
babies, including during times of disaster. There are currently 5.2 million infants and toddlers
living in low-income families, many of whmo face a daily struggle to secure a necessary
supply of diapers. According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the poorest
20 percent of Americans who buy diapers spend nearly 14 percent of their post-tax income
When: Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2017
Where: Drop-off locations will take place at the following locations:
4 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205 and 4607 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209
Hope Supply Co.:
10480 Shady Trail, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75220
About Hope Supply Co.:
Hope Supply Co. is a Dallas-based nonprofit that meets the critical needs of homeless children across North Texas by providing necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies, toys and programs to enhance their lives. Hope Supply Co. was founded in 1989 as The Hope Foundation for the Homeless and serves as a clearinghouse of donated resources for the homeless.
About the National Diaper Bank Network:
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America, by leading a national movement to safeguard one of the most basic needs of all babies and their families…access to clean, dry diapers. Founded in 2011 with the support of Huggies®, the network raises national awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 300 diaper banks, diaper closets and food banks located in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org, and on Twitter (@DiaperNetwork) and Facebook (facebook.com/NationalDiaperBankNetwork).