Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Diaper Bank: Connecticut

The Diaper Bank (TDB) centralizes the fundraising and distribution of free diapers to poor families through existing service providers, including local food pantries, soup kitchens, daycare centers, social service agencies and shelters. Through its extensive Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) of more than 50 agencies, TDB provides over 200,000 free diapers monthly to poor and low-income families in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford.

The Diaper Bank’s mission is threefold in scope:

1) to ensure that families living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers;
2) to raise community awareness that “basic human needs” include diapers and that these needs are not being met for children living in poverty;
3) to advocate for policy reform so that diapers are included in the definition of and provision for the “basic human needs” of families

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