Monday, June 23, 2014
In September, Austin Diaper Bank will be pleased to accept a grant of $10,000 from the Grants Committee for Community Outreach at St. David's Episcopal Church in downtown Austin. Their grant will cover a year and three months worth of rent for the diaper bank facility, located at 5555 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite K105. The board of directors is delighted to be supported by such a great example of community involvement and investment.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Check out this great article on Austin Diaper Bank in Austin Post, written by Christina Rudofsky. She really covers all the bases to provide a comprehensive look at Austin Diaper Bank and what it does.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Drop by this Wednesday June 18 for our Open House. From 5-7 pm, we will have light refreshments (even cupakes by Patticake!) and information about what we do and how we do it. Maybe you'd like more information about how to help and/or volunteer. Perhaps you are thinking of serving on our board of directors or donating to support Austin Diaper Bank. You might have already made a donation and want to see you diapers and dollars at work. Or you might just be curious to see what a diaper bank is all about. No matter the reason, we'd love to see you at 5555 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite K105.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Carol*, a hardworking caseworker for Child Protective Services (CPS), rushes into the Rainbow Room at 2 am, on a mission. Rainbow Rooms across Central Texas are set up to provide resources to children entering CPS care. Carol is on her way to collect Benjamin, a nine-month old baby boy. Benjamin lives in a meth house that was just busted by police. This sweet innocent baby has to be removed from his home with absolutely nothing. No clothes, diaper, not one stitch. Everything in the house has been contaminated by the meth chemicals and has to be left behind. Carol's stop at the Rainbow Room is to get Benjamin diapers, formula and clothes so he can have his basic needs met. Rainbow Rooms are run by Partnerships for Children, one of Austin Diaper Bank's wonderful partner agencies. We are happy to provide diapers to help children like Benjamin get out of harm's way. We wish these cases were rare but they are not. If you donate diapers or dollars to Austin Diaper Bank, know that your generosity helps those most vulnerable and in need of our kindness.
*All names have been changed for confidentiality.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
We need talented and connected people to help our cause! Austin Diaper Bank and over 40 other non-profit organizations will be at Board Summit, an annual board meet-and-greet event hosted by Greenlights for Non-Profit Success. Board Summit will be held at the Bob Bullock State History Museum on Thursday June 12 from 6-8:45 pm. A catered reception and the ability to get all your questions answered make this THE board event of the year. If you are a seasoned board member and want to meet new organizations like ours or if you have no board experience and want to find out more, this is the occasion for you. More information found here.
Monday, June 2, 2014
website. Thank you Central Texas!