Diaper bank

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A Diaper Bank is a social institution or nonprofit organization formed for the sole purpose of providing diapers to people in poverty who do not have access to diapers. Federally funded public assistance programs do not pay for or contribute to the payment for diapers.[1] Diaper banks accept donations and diapers to provide for either children or adults suffering from incontinence and distribute diapers to partner agencies for distribution to people in their social programs in need of diapers. Most recently, The National Diaper Bank Network[2] was formed to help distribute diapers across the United States.

History[edit]

The idea of a diaper bank is a relatively new. The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona claims to be the first diaper bank [3][4] that was started in 1994 initially as a donation to the local community by a local consulting company, ReSolve, Inc., under the leadership of Hildy Gottlieb and Dimitri Petropolis.[5][6]

  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". diaperbank.org. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13.
  2. ^ "Free-Diaper Push Gets National Boost - WSJ".
  3. ^ "Our History". diaperbank.org. Archived from the original on 2009-05-09.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". www.diaperbank.org. Archived from the original on 24 June 2003. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". www.diaperbank.org. Archived from the original on 7 September 2003. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)