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White House Talks Innovative Solutions to Diaper Gap.

Huggies Donates 10,000 diapers to Austin Diaper Bank.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Austin Area Preschools Can Make A Difference by Hosting A Diaper Round-up!

Calling all diapers stashed in cubbies, diaper bags and backpacks! You are needed for babies and toddlers in Central Texas who are in a crisis or impoverished situation. Preschools and Parents' Day Out programs can hold a diaper drive this May for an easy win-win at the end of the school year. Email us at austindiaperbank at gmail dot com and let us know if you need bins or signs etc. We can even do a pick-up when you are done. Here's some more information about hosting a diaper drive. Thank you!

Friday, March 11, 2016

President Obama Talks Innovation and Collaboration to Solve Issues, Like Diaper Need


Kicking of SXSW Interactive today, President Obama talked about a range of issues but the most important to us was the minute he spent talking about the importance of diapers. He told the audience about a new collaboration whereby non-profits can save 25% on bulk purchases of diapers so they can distribute them to low-income families. While the government gathered the parties at the table, it's not a government program. Rather, "it's a convergence of diaper makers and logistics companies and internet companies," he said. He concluded by urging Americans to step up, no matter what their interests, passions or concerns were, because the country needs everyone's involvement. Kudos Mr. President and thank you!

Here's the nitty-gritty of the White article that talks about this initiative: https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/surge-pricing-for-diapers-456df8b59c1f#.m6i3xcom3

White House and Pres. Obama Talk Diaper Gap In Advance of SXSW Visit



President Obama and the White House are pushing a plan for civic engagement and using technology to solve social issues. The President will address these issues today while speaking at SXSW. The example that Obama is holding up is an unlikely collaboration: how retail companies, manufacturers and non-profits are working together to to provide diapers to poor families, a basic need that is often overlooked.

Huggies is donating 22 million diapers nationwide to help address the diaper gap. 10,000 diapers were just donated this morning to Austin Diaper Bank to emphasize its support of fighting diaper need while the President in town. THANK YOU HUGGIES!

Austin Diaper Bank is the only organization of its kind in the greater Austin area. The group has raised over 350,000 diapers for over 5,000 babies and senior citizens in need since incorporation in June 2013. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, Austin Diaper Bank works collaboratively with the social services agencies in the area to get diapers where they are needed most.

Additional resources: 
Recent White House post on this issue: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/03/10/diaper-divide


Background on collaboration: https://www.yahoo.com/politics/white-house-enlists-silicon-valley-to-solve-a-132521740.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw




Sunday, February 21, 2016

Amplify Kids Fest is Wednesday March 9th from 3-6pm at Mt. Playmore!


To celebrate Amplify Austin, the 24 hour period of giving to local non-profits, we are throwing a party at Mt. Playmore, a super cool indoor play place in North Austin and our friends are coming along to make it extra special:

Little Mermaid from Glitter Princess Entertainment
Lego building from Snapology Austin
Manicures from Passion Flower
Dress Up Time with Toybrary
Bubbles, Story time and Tattoos from our volunteers

We'll also have goody bags for the first guests and other prizes for the kiddos. Bring your extra diapers too. Mt. Playmore is generously donating 35% of their sales to Austin Diaper Bank. If you'd like to get in on the Amplify giving, you can schedule your gift here: http://bit.ly/ScheduleADB. Otherwise, we hope to see you at Mt. Playmore soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

How You Can Amplify Austin Diaper Bank 2016! #AmplifyATX

Tuesday March 8th at 6 pm to Wednesday March 9th at 6 pm is Amplify Austin, a 24-hour period of giving to local non-profits. Last year, Amplify Austin raised over $7 million and this year's goal is $9 million, all for great causes that are right here in our area.
Austin Diaper Bank's goal in 2014 was to get its own space and we were able to, due to the great response from the community. During Amplify Austin 2015, we raised $10,000 and were able to double our space to 700 sq. ft. This space has allowed us to gather 210,000 diapers in 2015 alone! We are proud to have served over 45 agencies and over 5,000 people- all with volunteers in our little space. As you can see, it's mighty full!
Our goal for Amplify Austin in 2016 is to grow the bank by raising enough money ($12,000) to get a warehouse and outfit it with shelving. If we do, we would have enough room to safely store more diapers, allow more volunteers to work and double the number of people we serve. It's a bargain when you think that nearly 4,000 more people in Central Texas can get the help they desperately need. We ask members in the community who can afford to give: give generously to end a silent crisis that is utterly preventable with just a bit of money and effort. Diaper need in Austin can be crushed with kindness. Fundraise for ADB here with a few social media posts that we provide you and give for Amplify here. You can even schedule your gift now so you don't have to remember later. Thank you for your support!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Our Biggest Diaper Drive Ever: 8,800 Diapers From Premiere Dance Center



We love the holidays for lots of reasons, but for diaper bank purposes, the holidays mean a boatload of diapers come into the bank. Diapers come from all sorts of places: nice parents cleaning out their baby's closet, kind souls who send them via our Amazon Wish List, sweet folks who go out to the store and buy them and amazing people who host a diaper drive. Premiere Dance Center, on 290 West, just concluded the largest diaper drive we've ever had and they netted nearly 9,000 diapers. That's enough to diaper 150 kiddos for a week! Thanks to Premiere Dance and their great patrons for helping us to Keep Austin Diapered!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Austin Diaper Bank's Plans for 2016

This pic is of the DC Diaper Bank.
As we head into 2016, Austin Diaper Bank is planning for its next big year. At just two and a half years old, the organization has done a lot for diaper need in Central Texas. We have helped over 5,000 people with over 300,000 diapers, young and old alike. To continue to grow to meet the need in our community, we are looking for our next space: a warehouse. 700 sq. ft. just is not enough to do the work we need to do and house the number of diapers needed. Just as a point of comparison, the Texas Diaper Bank that serves the San Antonio area is 6,700 sq. ft. We appreciate your support as we build capacity to assist those most vulnerable and in need in the Austin area.

Please give what you can today to build our warehouse fund. We are already out of space: Donate now. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Deck the Halls With Diapers Drive on Tuesday December 15th


We home you will come join us jolly elves for free holiday fun at the Northwest Recreation Center on Tuesday December 15th from 10 am to noon. The Deck the Halls With Diapers event aims to fill Santa's sleigh with diapers while enjoying some holiday traditions like Decorating Cookies for Santa with our friends from Passion Flower and doing simple crafts. We also have newer traditions like building Lego with Snapology. All while listening to holiday music and being silly in our photo booth with elf props. We'll have a baby area for the littlest diaper bank supporters too. There's a story time planned if enough kiddos are game. Again, this event is free BUT donations of diapers and/or dollars are requested. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

What YOU Can Do to Directly Help Those In Need This Holiday Season

I'd like to share with you some easy ways to directly give to your neighbors in need this holiday season. Austin Diaper Bank is merely a conduit for your generosity. Diapers come in from the community and we provide them to the people who need them. The costs of running our organization are simple but necessary: rent, modest salary, office and distribution supplies etc.

YOU can help babies and seniors by choosing one or more of the following easy ways:

1. Donate funds. These contributions are tax-deductible. Our tax ID is 80-0931841. More info here.

2. Donate diapers. Nearly 100% of the diapers we provide are donated. We are an outlet for people who want to put their unneeded diapers to good use or make a quick purchase to do a good deed. More info here.

3. Host a diaper drive. Want to quadruple (or more) your impact? Hold a diaper drive at your school, workplace, church, social club, holiday party, wherever. Just like a canned food drive, anyone can collect diapers and then donate them. More info here.

4. Volunteer at the diaper bank. We are lucky to have most of our volunteer opportunities fill up but you can always schedule a time for your group to come volunteer. The critical work of the diaper bank is to inventory diapers and bundle them for distribution. That means many hands are needed. More info here.

Giving locally to a cause that is transparent and where you can see exactly where your money is going should be an important factor in your charitable donations. We hope to be your non-profit organization of choice this holiday season.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Volunteer Thanksgiving Weekend to Help Babies in Need!


After the turkey and Black Friday shopping, come volunteer at Austin Diaper Bank on Saturday the 28th at 9:30 am. Grab your spot here to wrap diapers, stuff envelopes and help out with other diaper bank business. Kiddos as young as 5 or 6 can help too.