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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.