...dedicated to providing diapers to children and adults in need.

Diapers are a basic need.

But assistance programs do not provide them, making them very costly for those in need.

Austin Diaper Bank is looking for sponsors

Community support is needed to meet the need.

Host A Diaper Drive

Get friends, family and co-workers together for a cause.


If you want to make a big difference with just a little bit of your time, please volunteer.

Partner Spotlight

Austin Diaper Bank is proud to provide diapers to SafePlace.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Austin Diaper Bank Featured in the Austin American-Statesman

The Sunday November 16 edition of the Austin American-Statesman featured a lovely article on Austin Diaper Bank by reporter James Barragan. You can access the digital version of the article, with your Statesman subscription, here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

4 Ways Parents Can Help Austin Diaper Bank

You don't have to spend an extra dime to make a big difference!

1) Send in rewards codes

You know those rewards codes on Huggies and Pampers packages? Take a picture of the code, "like"
Austin Diaper Bank on Facebook, and send the picture to us through a Facebook message. Those points add up we'll redeem them for diapers!

2) Save your packaging from baby wipes, diapers, and food pouches

The Austin Diaper Bank participates in the Terracycle program, which will recycle the packaging and
turn your trash into cash for the Austin Diaper Bank. Drop-off your stash at one of our many donation locations.

3) Donate outgrown diapers

Did you know that Austin Diaper Bank can accept open packages of diapers? So the next time your little one outgrows their diapers mid-box, don't throw the extras away - pass them on to us!

4) Connect to us when you shop online

Smile.Amazon.com will donate a percent of each purchase made to a charity of your choice. So start your Amazon shopping here, designate Austin Diaper Bank and shop as you normally would.

Where to drop-off diapers and packaging.

By Amanda Motes and Beverly Hamilton

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Who We Help: Their Stories

Here at the Austin Diaper Bank, we hear from those in need everyday. It's important to hear their stories from both themselves and from the people at our partner agencies who assist them. Here are just a few:

Leslie is a single mother of 5 with both Lupus and blood disorder.  She must carefully manage her health, and is limited in her ability to work, so her income is limited.  In addition, she has had lapses in her state benefits (food stamps and TANF) multiple times due to clerical/bureaucratic errors that were beyond her control, even when she completed all of her requirements, which created an additional burden in meeting her and her kids’ needs. She is also from out of state, and has a limited support system in the Austin area.  Though 4 of her kids are school-aged, her youngest is still in diapers, and the assistance helped her tremendously given her very tight budget.

Last week, we had a caseworker visit our Rainbow Room at 2:00 a.m. after an emergency removal of an infant from a Meth home. She stopped by the Rainbow Room to grab some diapers and clothing for the infant. When you are removed from a Meth home, you can't leave with a stitch of clothing on, not even a diaper. The diapers that we can provide to caseworkers help them to take care of these innocent children during a very difficult time. I wish I could say that we don't get many of these types of cases, but we see it quite a bit. The Diaper Bank allows us to, not only, provide diapers in emergency situations, but also to help out families that are struggling to keep their family together.

I am a single mom to twin boys and I have a 4 year old. I can't go back to work let full-time because we are on the wait list for the reduced child care. The twins aren't potty trained yet so the diapers are still really expensive. Can you help us?

Your support, in the form of diaper donations and financial donations, are critical in our mission to help these families. Your gift can help Central Texas families immediately. Thank you.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Agency Spotlight: Saint Louise House

Austin Diaper Bank is pleased to be able to provide diapers to Saint Louise House, whose mission is to empower women with children to overcome homelessness in Central Texas.
Saint Louise House was founded in 2000 to address the drastic shortage of safe housing and supportive services for homeless women and children. They provide deeply affordable and supportive housing for low income homeless women and their children with the goal of helping families develop long-term stability. Saint Louise House has grown from five apartments in 2001 to two 24-unit apartment complexes and the capacity to serve 46 families. In an apartment-style housing environment, families are encouraged to be a part of our supportive community as they work or attend school.  To achieve their mission, they provide a housing and a program that includes case management, counseling, life skills training and employment services.   Saint Louise House collaborates with their families, their partner organizations, and volunteers to serve the most vulnerable of our community in their hour of need—and in the months and years that follow.

Taken from the Saint Louise House website.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Austin Diaper Bank is Looking for Financial Sponsors!

Diaper banks require local support to meet the need of the community. Austin Diaper Bank has a number of opportunities for individuals and organizations to give back to the community in a tangible way. We are seeking both in-kind and financial sponsors to partner with us in the fight for the health and wellbeing of babies and senior citizens in Central Texas.  We can't do it without you. Our levels of giving:

Friend Level- $100
This level of support could diaper a baby for 3 months at our wholesale prices.

Supporter Level- $250
This level of support could provide t-shirts for our hard-working volunteers. Supporters are featured on Austin Diaper Bank's website.

Leader Level- $500
This level of support could provide for office supplies, making copies and packaging materials needed to keep the diaper bank facility running. Leaders are featured on Austin Diaper Bank's website plus a special mention on Facebook.

Investor Level- $1,000
This level of support could provide a week's worth of diapers for over 100 children or a month's worth of rent for a larger diaper bank facility. Investors are featured on website, social media channels and invitation to private Open House event.

Director's Circle- $5,000
This level of support could provide a direct marketing campaign to help us inform Austin area parents about donating diapers or cover all our required insurance and partnership fees for two yearsDirectors are featured on website, social media channels, your own private tour of the diaper bank and lunch with the Executive Director. Certain naming opportunities at this level will also be considered.

Legacy Circle- $10,000+
This level of support could assist our executive director's salary, allow us to secure a much needed largerdiaper bank facility or provide more than 1,000 local babies the diapers they need for one week. Legacy Circle sponsors are featured on website, social media channels, your own private tour of the diaper bank, lunch with the Executive Director and a commemorative plaque installed in your name at the Austin Diaper Bank facility. Naming opportunities at this level will also be considered.

These categories and benefits are guides. We look forward to working with each of your on your sponsorship package to meet your needs. Each donation is tax-deductible. Please click the button below to get started.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Austin Diaper Bank Hits Over 100,000 Diapers!

Some of the diapers received at September's Family Fun Fest and Diaper Drive
Can you believe it? Thanks to your generosity, Austin Diaper Bank has taken in over 100,000 diapers for Central Texas children and senior citizens. Special thanks to those who have given diapers or dollars in the first 15 months of the diaper bank's operation. We are especially grateful for the grant support of the Anderson Family Foundation, the Paver Family Foundation and St. David's Episcopal Church. Of course, we could not do this without the tireless volunteers who pick up the diapers regularly from our outstanding diaper drop locations

Monday, September 1, 2014

Austin Diaper Bank Receives $5,000 Grant From Paver Family Foundation

We are happy to report that Austin Diaper Bank has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Paver Family Foundation. This grant will help cover the cost of diapers, marketing and salary for the executive director. The mission of the Bill & Rhonda Paver Foundation is to secure educational opportunities and promote social equality for families and children. We are thrilled to partner with such a great local foundation and thank them for their generosity.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Diaper Need Awareness Week Event: Public Panel on the Basic Needs Gap for Children

To spotlight the silent crisis of diaper need in our area, Austin Diaper Bank will be holding events and diaper drives. All events are open to the public.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Family Fun Fest and Diaper Drive: Saturday September 13

All the FREE FUN you can handle! On Saturday, September 13 from 10 am to 1 pm, Austin Diaper Bank and City of Austin are co-sponsoring Family Fun Fest and Diaper Drive at Northwest Recreation on 2222/Koenig Lane near Mopac.  What's Family Fun Fest, you ask?! (Scroll for details to plan your visit!)
  • Free event designed to bring awareness to diaper need in Central Texas. Bring size 4 diapers or larger to say thanks or donate your kid's stash! Cloth diapers in good condition also accepted.
  • Fun sessions for preschool and elementary school kids on dance, music, art, science and more.
  • Musicians, cooking demonstrations, goody bags, giveaways.
  • Food trucks, bounce house, puppet show, MIX 94.7's Alex Franco on site
Ongoing Experiences:

Austin Aquarium Meet and Greet
Maverick the Magician and Balloon Twister
MegaBlast Inflatable Joust
CityLights Chiropractic Massage
Main Hallway
Glitter Princess Entertainment
Throughout event
Photo Booth by Beth McKinney
 Performance Schedule:

Texas Ballroom Dances the Waltz
The Dougherty ARTSreach program presents a theatrical production of the children's book Mr. Pusskins by Sam Lloyd. Join us as Mr. Pusskins, a cantankerous and cranky old cat runs away from his owner to make it on his own. Little does he realize just how much he will miss his owner Emily.
Ms. Kat's Music and Movement and Big Jilm
Come sing "Hello" in cat-speak, and jump into your race-car and zoom off!  Swim in the ocean with hungry fish! Shout along to a song that will get everyone in the mood for Halloween!  Ms. Kat's original music is guaranteed to get your kiddo wiggling, clapping, and laughing along! Ms. Kat will be accompanied by friend and long-time bandmate, Jim Gillespie ("Big Jilm") on the upright bass.  Ms. Kat leads small-group music & movement sessions in Northwest Austin. 
Music Forever Music Together
Join Michael from Music Forever Music Together for a sing-along with lots of singing, dancing, moving, and grooving.
Room 24 is a teen, alternative rock 3-piece out of Austin, Texas that was voted among the top 10 "Best U18 Bands" in The Austin Chronicle's 2013-2014 Austin Music Awards poll, and recently won Jam Fest 2014.
Class Schedule:

Classroom 1
Fitness Room
Classroom 2
Shirley McPhail School of Dance
Miss Tanci with Shirley McPhail School of Dance will lead students in a fun, high energy dance class--everything from simple dance moves to jazz to hip hop! This class is primarily for ages 5 and up, but even the smaller ones can participate.
Life's too busy for boring workouts. Body-blasting music mixes with 30 minutes of sweating, smiling, laughing through Pilates, yoga and kickboxing moves. This is the new Jazzercize. Jazzercize Austin Northwest Recreation offers 25 classes every week.
Baby and Toddler Playroom
Open play space for your littles.
Foodie Kids
With the assistance of a professionally trained Foodie Kids Cooking Coach, kids will learn to make two fresh, fun, healthy snacks; 1 sweet and one savory. They’ll take home the recipes home to make again! Ages 4+, Limit 16 kids.
Let the journey to an active, healthy life begin! Designed to let adults and their little ones 0 to 3+ years old wiggle, sing and learn together, the Zumbini™ program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba® – for the ultimate bonding experience! Classes feature cool Zumba® music packed with world rhythms and catchy, kid-friendly tunes created just for this program.

Baby and Toddler Playroom
Open play space for your littles.
Taste & See Healthy Baby Food
Cheryl Carey will have a food demonstration and offer parents tips for preparing finger foods and lunch box ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. Taste & See Healthy Baby Food offers classes to show parents how easy it can be to prepare healthy foods for their little one to protect them from poor eating habits.
Passion Flower Parties
Cupcake decorating with Passion Flower's Paint Party Package: "Teddy on the Beach". Ages 4+, Limit 16 kids.
Baby and Toddler Playroom
Open play space for your littles.
A Child's Garden of Language
Join A Child's Garden of Language for a fun Mandarin immersion class. Have fun and connect with your child while our teacher leads a class full of games, books, songs and activities. No need to know the language to participate.
Abercorn International School
Sports and Math?!! - Yes, an active body helps brain agility - so come and enjoy some sporting activities while exercising Math skills! Demo lesson suitable for 5 to 8 year olds and up.
Simple machines are all around us. We'll learn about a few of them, pulleys, wheels and axels, as we assemble a working LEGO windmill.  Class is recommended for children ages 6+. Limit 16 families.
Art Amore
Everybody's creative! Art Amore works one on one with students of all ages to learn technique in drawing, painting and clay through fun and exciting ways. Come explore your own creativity in a special art and science filled class where you'll get to mix your own colors, play with squishy circuits and so much more! Limit 10 kids.
PoserKids Yoga
Get flexible, do your best and have fun! Our teacher will create a themed story in which the children co-create the poses to the story. Get physical, interactive and learn to breathe! Yoga provides valuable lessons to use in our everyday lives.
Glitter Princess Entertainment
Join the Snow Queen, Snow Princess, Rapunzel and the Little Mermaid for sing-alongs and dancing.

Music Forever Music Together
Music Forever Music Together offers a research-based music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the adults that love them. In our weekly classes we sing songs, dance, play with simple percussion instruments, have fun with chants, rhythm games and a rich variety of other activities
Sole Songs Dance Academy
Each of our bodies is filled with potential! Come explore yours with some funky hip hop, jazz and ballet dance moves and fun games from Sole Songs Dance Academy.

Buckle up, LEGO fans.  We're building a race car and we want you to take the driver's seat.  Class is recommended for children ages 5+. Limit 16 families.
Other exhibitors include: BabyEarth, Toybrary, Brenda Davis Speech Therapy, Fit4Moms, Happy Family Foods, Dance Associates, Tutor Doctor, Little Engine Home Care, BabySafe Homes, Austin Resource Recovery, Just Between Friends Sale, Trips to the Mouse, Partners in Parenting.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cloth Diaper Program Helps Those in Need

Cloth diapers can help a family keep the costs of diapers down over time but the start-up cost can be high. Austin Diaper Bank is launching a cloth diaper program to help Central Texas families in need. Cloth diapers are lent to families and then returned after potty training so they can be utilized by another family. If you would like to donate cloth diapers and accessories, click here for drop-off locations. If you would like a receipt for your tax-deductible donation OR if you are low-income and want help with cloth diapers, click here and send a message.