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Host a Diaper Drive

Diaper Drives are a huge source of diaper donations and we need volunteers to organize diaper drives at their school, church or work.  Homeowners associations, moms' clubs and other social groups can harness their collective power to do a diaper drive too. Some birthdays or baby showers can also be a diaper drive to benefit the Austin Diaper Bank.

What is a diaper drive?
A diaper drive is like a food drive, only with diapers.  The diaper drive can be one event, a week, or a month, depending on the nature of the organization hosting the drive. During that time, people bring their diaper donations and place them in the collection box, usually located in a central location, such as a lobby or office.

Organize a diaper drive?  It sounds involved and complicated...
Actually, organizing a diaper drive is fairly simple.

  1. First, get permission from the school, church or business.
  2. Work with your organization to set the dates for the drive.  The dates can be for a week or a month, or any other time frame that will work best for your organization.
  3. Promote the diaper drive with posters, flyers, letters, emails, newsletter or bulletin announcements - whatever communication works best for your organization.  This part isn't so hard because we can help!  Austin Diaper Bank has flyers you can modify with the dates and location of the diaper drive.  We also have sample letters and announcements that you can use.  We can also help you promote your event through our channels if you'd like.
  4. Collect diapers.  We'll provide a collection bin for you and at the end of the drive, you can drop them off or have us pick them up.
  5. Celebrate your success and we will celebrate too! We'll put you on our website, Facebook, Twitter etc. to show everyone how cool you are.
That's easy enough.  How do I get started? 
We have some ready-made materials to advertise and kick-off your drive here. Like these:
          
Here is a toolkit put together by the National Diaper Bank Network with more ideas and templates and a great article by the DC Diaper Bank on hosting a workplace diaper drive.

Just check this button to tell us about your drive and we'll be in touch with more info!

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