LA Diaper Drive

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 3131 Olympic Blvd., Suite 201 Santa Monica CA 90404 USA

Mission: LA Diaper Drive provides free diapers to low-income families, using them as incentive to get parents into parenting, life skills, GED prep and other life-improving classes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A friend invited me to LA Diaper Drive's annual poker tournament. I had a great time and was happy to contribute to the cause. While I was there I learned a lot about diaper need. I was shocked to learn that 1 in 3 mothers struggle to keep their babies diapered and often are making choices between putting food on the table and clean diapers. I wondered, "why not use cloth diapers?" One of the volunteers at the event explained to me that many low income families don't have laundry machines in the house and laundry-mats don't allow you to clean soiled diapers in their facilities. In addition, day cares require disposable diapers. In order for the mother to work, she needs to be able to leave her child with a full day supply. It also impressed me that this charity doesn't just give handouts. They use the diapers as incentive to get the low income mothers into classes that will improve their lives. They seem to be trying to break the cycle of poverty. Kudos to LA Diaper Drive.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are so lucky to have been connected with LA Diaper Drive. Their amazingly dedicated and organized team has helped us be able to provide diapers to so many of the families that we serve. We feel deeply honored to work with this organization and hope to continue doing so for many years to come.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I saw a video online of Caroline Kunitz pitching Los Angeles Diaper Drive to win a grand (which she did) and that was the moment I knew I have to get involved!
One person - changing the lives of so many mothers and babies in need.
She surrounded herself with amazing volunteers and is now the largest diaper bank in the country.
The need for diapers is endless and not many people are aware of the fact that every 3rd mother can't provide enough clean diapers for her baby.
LA Diaper Drive is needed so badly and I'm very proud to volunteer my time to this non profit organization!
Changing the world by changing one baby at a time!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want to see LADD grow and grow and grow

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

LA diaper Drive is one of my favorite charities. I was first won over by its founder, Caroline Kunitz. She is an inspiration. I am always amazed by the impact of one person's motivation to do something more for this world. She balances a busy life with her philanthropic work, and sends a message that all it takes is a vision and a good heart. Subsequently she dedicates countless hours and hard work, which in turn motivates her volunteers. It has been amazing watching her build this worthy initiative from the ground up. As a volunteer this year, I always felt like a valued member of the team!! LADD is very inclusive. And its associates, board members, and fellow volunteers are genuinely kind and friendly. Makes working together a pleasure, and creates a fantastic environment. Lastly, the charity itself speaks to my heart. The formula is so simple and yet the impact is profound. For me it is about Los Angeles mothers helping Los Angeles mothers. As a young mom myself, in the throws and pressures that come along with little ones, I can all too well recognize the great needs LADD meets. They are truly making a very real difference. With all of their associated partner organizations, LADD is so much more than an independent diaper donator. But they sure are good at getting the job done!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just watch it grow! And use media to spread its message.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

We are a nonprofit health organization that serves 700 clients in the LA county area every month. Our Case Managers over seen the teen population who are pregnant or parenting and have a big the need for diapers. The LA Diaper Drive with their diaper donations allows us to address this need and help create an environment of trust. The staff is a great team to work with and easy to reach if you have any questions. We depend greatly on The LA Diaper Drive to continue our mission and support services to our clients. Thank you LA Diaper Drive

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have a storage location closer to our Sites.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a non profit that serves 500 teen parents in the Compton area each month. The LA Diaper Drive provides diapers to teen parents who are unable at time to purchase diapers. When Case Managers give diapers to their clients it builds a strong relationship and shows that the Case Manager cares. This is a great needed resource for our organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Powered by compassion and enthusiasm, L.A. Diaper Drive provides diapers for babies and toddlers in need.
Our organization, Enlightened Helping Hand Foundation, serves disadvantaged single parent families. The diapers provided to us by L.A. Diaper Drive aren’t given to struggling single mothers to enable complacency, but as an incentive to attend our self-sufficiency workshops.
Kudos to L.A. Diaper Drive! A noble mission carried out with grace by a noble organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There's no need to improve an organization that's already great!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

L.A. Diaper Drive is an amazing organization. TLC is a non profit program that provides service to children birth to five with developmental disabilites, visual impairments and blindness. L.A. Diaper Drive provides our agency with diapers which in turn, are provided to low income families when they attend a family group or community event. This benefit has helped so many families that otherwise would have to decide to put food on their table or purchase diapers. In addition, these families are getting connected, making friends and discovering new resources in their community. The staff are amazing as is the service. We are so thankful for the opportunity to collaborate together to help families in need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently attended a Poker Night event to benefit the LA Diaper Drive and was amazed at the organization and creativity of the staff. This sold-out event drew guests from near and far and was so much fun! Even though my husband and I didn't really know how to play poker, the event had dealers on hand to teach us the game. We played until the wee hours of the morning.
What's also great about this organization is how focused they are on their mission. Diapers, specifically. Hearing how something many parents take for granted is in short-supply was eye-opening. After hearing about their mission, I dropped off diapers to their offices and met some of the staff. They are such warm, caring and awesome people!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get the word out even more to parents at every preschool (many of whom probably have kids who are potty training and no longer need their diapers).

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

L.A. Diaper Drive is an essential, needed organization. It is well run by a dedicated staff that helps carry out its incredible mission with maximum efficiency.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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