Thursday, September 24, 2015
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The Austin area's only diaper bank needs your help to provide the basic need of diapers to babies. Most people do not know that diapers are not covered by assistance programs. By hosting a diaper drive, donating diapers, giving funds, or eating at P. Terry's on Saturday Oct. 3rd, YOU can directly help our tiniest neighbors stay clean, dry and healthy.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Wow! Thank you to all of the volunteers and partner agencies who answered the call to come help us unload 100,000 diapers generously donated by Seventh Generation, Whole Foods and Baby Buggy. We are thrilled to provide these diapers to those in need in Central Texas. Diaper on!
Friday, September 18, 2015
100,000 Diapers To Be Donated to Austin Diaper Bank By Seventh Generation, Whole Foods and Baby Buggy
This Monday September 21st, a big truck will unload 100,000 Seventh Generation diapers at Austin Diaper Bank. This donation is the first of its kind for the diaper bank and the city of Austin. Volunteers and partner agencies from all over the city will arrive to unload and load diapers for the smallest members of our community: newborn babies. 100,000 diapers will provide a week's worth of supplies for over 1,700 babies. We thank Baby Buggy, Seventh Generation and Whole Foods for their generosity in fighting diaper need in our community. If you'd like to help, please visit austindiapers.org or contact us at austin diaper bank at gmail dot com.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Diaper Need Awareness Week is nationally and locally declared for September 28 through October 4. Austin Diaper Bank asks for assistance in holding diaper drives, donating diapers and dollars and raising awareness about diaper need as a silent crisis in our community. Thank you to Mayor Steve Adler for his help in drawing attention to this critical issue. Help us help those in need- babies and senior citizens alike.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Enjoy a great burger for a good cause! Saturday October 3rd is P. Terry's Give Back Day, in which they donate all their profits to Austin Diaper Bank. We are so thankful to be supported by such a great local business. Check out their 12 locations here and their yummy menu here. Make it a double and grab a cookie for the road. Thank you P. Terry's!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Clean out those closets and toy boxes! Donating gently used kid gear to Austin Diaper Bank can provide diapers to babies in need. How does it work? You donate your unneeded goods, download the tax deductible receipt and we consign them in local sales. Everyone wins! To donate just a couple of items, put them in a bag and drop them at one of our donations spots or email us for a larger pick-up at austindiaperbank at gmail dot com.
Items that are most helpful are toys, swings, strollers, slings/carriers, bouncers, etc. Clothes are better donated to other organizations. Thank you!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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With a little as one hour of work at the diaper bank facility, volunteer groups can make a big difference in the lives of fellow Central Texans. Gather the troops at your workplace, non-profit, place of worship, neighborhood, scout troop, you name it! If you'd like to check out our volunteer dates for yourself or a couple of other people, check out our availability here. If you have a larger group that you'd like to schedule a time to volunteer, check email austindiaper bank at gmail dot com and we can talk!
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Their website states that "in 2014, the Serving Center assisted a total of 53,040 under-privileged, low-income people and families-in-crisis from 13,195 households with food and financial assistance. The food pantry filled 12,255 food vouchers, and 6,649 households were served from Fresh Food for Families." Wow! We are so happy to help their youngest and oldest clients with diapers.
April 2014 diaper distribution to the Serving Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Did you know that Austin Diaper Bank is an all-volunteer organization? As we grow, we need more Volunteer Leaders to process all the diapers coming in. Volunteer Leaders are truly what make the diaper bank run. They direct volunteer groups who are scheduled to come to the bank. Our volunteers typically package loose diapers in bundles and sometimes count and sort incoming donations.
It's easy, though it does require a brief training, background check and willingness to give at least 10 hours of your time a year. That's less than an hour a month to make a BIG impact in the community. You also get a very attractive teal t-shirt for your time. :) Interested in helping babies and seniors in Central Texas? All you need to do is send a message by clicking the button below. Thanks!
Monday, May 4, 2015
Austin Diaper Bank is thrilled to be the 2015 grant recipient of Girls Giving Grants. This great organization is comprised of girls in 8th to 12th grade who pool $100 each and grant it to one organization each year. Their evaluation process is thorough and they conduct a site visit on the two groups that make it to the final round. The grant will go towards rent for the diaper bank facility, marketing to increase diaper donations and staff salary. Austin Diaper Bank is so appreciative of the hard work of the girls, their parent organization Impact Austin and for their support in helping babies and senior citizens in Central Texas.