Mission: The Detroit Area Diaper Bank's mission is to build a network to help meet the unmet need for diapers in our community's most vulnerable populations -- babies from low-income households, the elderly and people with disabilities because NO other support for diapers exists.
Results: The Detroit Area Diaper Bank has collected and distributed almost 1.7 million diapers and incontinence supplies to more than 60 nonprofits and state agencies across Metro Detroit since its founding in April 2009.
Target demographics: Babies from low-income households, seniors and people with disabilities struggling with incontinence issues.
Geographic areas served: Metro Detroit -- Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Monroe Counties
Programs: The Diaper Bank partners with established nonprofits who are already qualifying people for need and working with them toward "whole" solutions. We partner with family services agencies, homeless shelters, crisis nurseries, domestic abuse shelters, food pantries, senior agencies, faith-based outreach organizations, disability networks and state human services agencies -- we become their diaper resource, increasing their capacity to more fully support our neighbors in need.
The DADB has helped our organization greatly. I am a case manager at Community & Home Supports and we are a nonprofit agency that assists the homeless population of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park, MI and many of our clients are on tight budgets or have very low incomes to support their families with. The DADB helps our clients by providing them with diapers for their children. Diapers are a very stressful expense for many families, especially single mothers, which happens to be a large percent of the clients we assist. Without the diaper donations from DADB, many of our clients would be struggling in many ways. We are very thankful to have the pleasure of working with DADB and our clients are also very happy to have the help of receiving diapers so they are able to save the rest of their income for other life expenses!