Annual Diaper Sustainers
The Need is Great
The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona receives requests for 1.5 million diapers every year, but is only able to distrubte 600,000 diapers annually. Getting and distributing more than a half-million diapers sounds like an enormous undertaking, but unfortunately, the need is much greater – with requests of more than 1.5 million diapers needed annually in Southern Arizona! In addition we receive requests throughout the year from agencies wishing to join with the Diaper Bank as a new partner to distribute diapers and adult incontinence products.
Making an Annual Commitment to a Diaper Drive
Like many non-profit organizations, the Diaper Bank experiences peak periods of donations and charitable giving. However, those we serve need diapers year-round. In that light, the Diaper Bank hopes (with your help) to establish a series of diaper drives scheduled throughout the year. These sustainer drives will provide a more stable monthly source of diapers for distribution, and – through the commitment of individuals, organizations and businesses – create a foundation for giving on which to build to meet community needs.
Join with others to select an annual diaper drive in your business, organization or yearly event. The commitment can be during any month of the year. Our goal is to have multiple diaper (or financial donation) drives each month, creating a steady stream of resources to help those in crisis or in poverty.
Your commitment to hold an annual diaper drive will help ensure that a child doesn’t spend the entire day in the same diaper (and suffer abuse for crying in such a miserable situation); a single parent can leave their child in daycare so they can work or get an education; or and elderly person on a fixed income doesn’t become a shut-in who’s too embarrassed to leave their home due to issues of incontinence.