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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

First-Hand Experience In Working with Diaper Need Clients

A staff member at one of Austin Diaper Bank's partner agencies wrote us this testimonial about the diaper need she sees everyday and was kind enough to let us anonymously use her words to document the struggle that many face right here in our own city.

"I wanted to say how thankful I am that someone decided to recognize and take action for the need for diapers in our community. I work at (a local social service agency) and have clients come in on a daily basis struggling for the basics, including diapers. When I worked at the agency, I can't tell you how many times I contemplated throwing some type of "diaper drive", because it was just so awful not having diapers to pass out to clients. What else were they supposed to do, you know? Many of the families were pending TANF and shelter and had no extra money to actually purchase these items. And yes, its all too often that children go unchanged because mom needs the diaper to last longer....or they opt for bigger sizes hoping it will hold more in. Very sad. (The worse part is, so often mothers who are struggling financially and change less often get bad raps for having "smelly kids" or for "being lazy". If the ones judging only knew!"

Doesn't this just break your heart? Austin Diaper Bank exists to improve the lives of these babies, mothers and families. If you'd like to help us, please donate diapers or funds today. Thank you.