The Diaper Drive had its grassroots beginning in the Twin Cities in May of 2010, due to the critical need for diapers for babies and seniors.
Kristen Grode began The Diaper Drive after finding some outgrown, open packs of diapers from her two little girls. She wondered where to donate them, and found that there is a HUGE need across the country for them! Creating a diaper bank was an idea that kept nagging at her until she decided to give in. That little spark of an idea has gotten countless volunteers involved and doing drives in their communities! Since May, over 70 organizations have contacted The Diaper Drive in hopes of becoming distribution points, and being able to help their clients with the donated diapers.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of this non-profit organization is:
The Diaper Drive is fortunate to again be chosen as the recipient of all proceeds from The Fifth Annual New Year's Eve Victory Gala held at the St. Paul Hotel on Wednesday, December 31, 2014!
We are working hard with preparations and are reaching out out to organizations and individuals to assist us with any monetary donation or gift to be used in the silent auction. Last yer, the Victory Gala festivities raised $12,000 for The Diaper Drive. This, coupled with the gracious donations from others, has allowed us to continue to support many families in need.
The Diaper Drive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and receives no federal, state or county funding. Our staff and Board of Directors are all volunteers and no volunteer receives compensation.
Please take a moment and consider partnering with The Diaper Drive during this celebration by making a monetary donation or an item to be used in this year's Victory Gala's silent auction. Thank you in advance for your consideration!
If you or your company is
interested in becoming a sponsor or gift donor for this event, please contact Merry at email@example.com
or call 612-356-2265
JOIN US TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR!
Tickets may be purchased online at victorygala2014.eventbrite.com
$90 per guest
Ticket includes sit down dinner, dessert, $3000 funny money for casino with opportunity to win valuable prizes, dancing, champagne toast, and party favors at midnight.
To help prevent health and neglect issues for children by giving low income families access to fresh, properly fitting diapers;
To partner with the community collecting diapers and or funds, to purchase diapers;
To act as a vendor to public service agencies with diaper needs; and
To advocate, through the use of technology and social media, that "basic human needs" include diapers and that these needs are not being met for many children and adults.
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