Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
We are excited to be a part of a wonderful event on March 20th called Amplify Austin. The goal of Amplify Austin is to raise over $4 million dollars for local non-profit organizations in a huge demonstration of what Austin has to give to its community. You can research a specific group, learn more about different causes, and schedule a donation to be made for March 20. Our goal for 2014 to get our own space so we can triple our capacity to serve babies and senior citizens in diaper need.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Company Matching Programs are a great way to help our your charity of choice. What happens is, you make a donation to a qualifying charity of your choice (they usually have to be a 501(c)(3) and proven to be legitimate). Then you contact the matching program at your company (often handled though a third party) and let them know you gave money. Usually they ask you to fill our a very brief form with the charity's Tax ID # and contact information. Then, the matching program confirms these details and perhaps other things, like mission statement etc. Once approved, the matching program provides a gift to match the one you gave, often at 100%! So if you give Austin Diaper Bank $150, your company's matching program can provide an additional $150, doubling your investment to give back to your community. It's one of those great employee benefits that you might not know about and is there for the asking. Check out your employer's matching grants program today!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Austin Diaper Bank desperately needs its own facility, not only to store diapers coming in via donation, but also to expand to meet the diaper need in the community. To do this, $1000 a month is needed for rent and insurance. Any individual or business that donates at least a $1000 during the first year of Austin Diaper Bank's existence will become an important of diaper bank history: The Founder's Circle. Founder's Circle members will receive special recognition, including free tickets to diaper bank events, their name on the donor's wall in the diaper bank facility, opportunities for advertising/marketing, among others. If 12 people or businesses pledge to support Austin Diaper Bank, we can secure our own space, resulting in thousands more babies and elderly adults served. If you or someone you know wants to help establish a permanent diaper bank in Austin, please . We currently have 8 non-profits on the waiting list as we cannot take on any additional groups due to storage constraints.