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A Hand-Up NOVA, Inc.

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Emergency Assistance, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to provide diapers to families with babies and toddlers in need through Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Government Organizations (GOs) throughout Northern Virginia. An all-volunteer staff ensures that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to diapers and programs.

Results: Since July 2017, the NOVA Diaper Bank has delivered over 750,000 diapers. And with your help, we will reach even more families with babies in need of diapers this year. You’ll make a true impact by making a change from the bottom up! Thank you for your support.

Target demographics: Low income families who are experiencing diaper need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,863 children and we worked with various organizations, including Loudoun and Fairfax County Public Schools, INMED Partnerships for Children, Sterling United Methodist Church, YMCA Preschool, and Cornerstones.

Geographic areas served: Loudoun and Fairfax Counties in Northern Virginia

Programs: Providing diapers to organizations who come in contact with families experiencing diaper need

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with A Hand Up Nova, Inc that runs the Northern Virginia Diaper Bank. This non profit is an all volunteer organization delivering over 275,000 diapers per year. This group service agencies and families in desperate need for the health and wellness of their babies and toddlers.From driving around collecting donations, community outreach, pulling and packaging requests, and countless hours of planning with businesses and community partners, A Hand Up Nova continues to serve and improve lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Last year, EatLoco held a diaper drive for A Hand-UP NOVA at our local farmers market in Loudoun County, VA. While I don't recall the exact number of diapers (and/or cash) that was donated by our customers, I do remember that the impact this diaper drive had on our market and the community as a whole, was includible. Asking people to donate diapers is a much easy than asking them for money in my opinion.

They're a great organization. We welcome them back whenever they would like.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Northern Virginia Diaper Bank (NOVA Diaper Bank) a proud member of the National Diaper Bank Network is a great organization. Serving Northern Virginia's Loudon and Fairfax counties in Virginia since 2017, they have truly made a difference in the lives of many families by providing free diapers to agencies serving families in crisis.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NOVA Diaper bank is AMAZING! They are always so kind and helpful. Susan goes out of her way to help our families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NOVA diaper bank is an AMAZING organization. They help over 300 babies every month with diapers. They always go above and beyond to help the families at INMED Partnerships for Children. We really appreciate everything that you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past several years, I have volunteered with this wonderful organization. I have seen it grow from delivering several hundred diapers per month to over 25 thousand diapers per month. The organization primary driver is to help anyone in the community who has a verifable need for diapers, as a result they are now supporting both Loudoun County and Fairfax Coun t school systems and several other organizations including WIC. It feels great to work for an all volunteer organization that makes a real difference in the community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For the past several years, I have witnessed the energetic and dedicated volunteer team at Hands Up-Nova, The Northern VA Diaper Bank. They work diligently and consistently to provide thousands of diapers for those who need them ; thus improving the quality of life for mothers and babies alike. Kudos to this fine team!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Hand-Up NOVA does such important work for the community and everyone who works for and volunteers with them is so passionate and committed to what they do. We love A Hand-Up NOVA!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Northern Virginia Diaper Bank, through A Hand-Up NOVA has been a necessary and amazing resource for the parenting students at Mountain View High School! Each month, our students are relieved to receive size appropriate diapers (and wipes) for their children. During the pandemic, there was no interruption as we were able to pick up diapers and deliver them to our students. We can see the relief on our students' faces when they receive diapers as most are struggling to work, raise their child(ren) and complete high school. This donation makes life a little easier. As a staff, working with the Northern Virginia Diaper Bank is easy and seamless. This is an organized, well run operation for which we and are students are grateful!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

A Hand Up-NOVA, (The NOVA Diaper Bank) is such a wonderful organization that truly is dedicated to making a difference for families with young children and babies experiencing diaper needs. It's amazing to see what dedication and a sincere passion to help others can do. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recently presented The NOVA Diaper Bank with a Proclamation that it supports them, especially during National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 23 - October 3, 2021. Please consider donating to this most worthy organization, and together we can all make the change from the bottom up!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non-profit is operated by true angels, who work tirelessly for this wonderful amazing cause. There are so many families in need and it's comforting to know that they are receiving this help.

Donor

Rating: 5

A Hand-Up NOVA has greatly expanded its impact to families with diaper needs in Northern Virginia. In the past two years, this nonprofit increased its diaper distribution program from 10,000 a month to 25,000. This was done with a handful of dedicated volunteers who spent countless hours soliciting support, collecting diapers, and distributing them out to the communities. I have seen how hard they work and the significant impact they have had on children's health in Northern Virginia

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Hand-Up NOVA has been a tremendous resource for families at our Loudoun County Public School who struggle to provide diapers for their families. We are very lucky to have them as part of our "village."

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love giving time and money to this non-profit because it all goes to program. Everyone is a volunteer. Our partner organizations do a phenomenal job of getting help to children in need. It truly warms the heart to see so many people willing to give of themselves.

Jerome S.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience wit A Hand Up NOVA began in 2017 when I created a diaper drive on Black Friday called cover them butts. Once we started the process of preparing support a non profit each year, we had no idea how great the need for diapers around the world is.

Through A Hand Up NOVA and the Northern Virginia Diaper Bank we see first hand how this organization's passion, diligence, and perseverance bring much needed resources to the families is our region that so desperately need assistance.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Diapers are a high demand and high cost necessity for many in the area. The cost of diapers is competing for available resources each week for many families in the community. This is even before COVID-19 challenges to their thin resources. We feel very blessed to partner with the NOVA Diaper Bank over the past few years to help reduce this expense. Through our Grace Ministries program at SUMC, we typically distribute almost 25,000 diapers a year. We are just one of the places that they help supply diapers to our community. We see the need at each distribution, see their appreciation when we have the diapers that they need and the disappointment when we don’t. Please consider giving to the local drives and supporting this organization and their support of our community.

Jeff Bradley
Grace Ministries of Sterling United Church

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a gift A Hand Up-Nova Inc is! As a Parent Liaison at an elementary school, I see first hand the need for diapers and to be able to provide diapers and wipes to families that are struggling is a huge deal. It has been crucial for families to have this supplement every month. I have a family who had babies that were 14 months apart and this program has been critical in helping mom have that extra supply, especially during this incredibly challenging year. I am extremely grateful for all that Susan Mullen and A Hand Up -Nova Inc has done for our families. Thank you!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Hand up -- NOVA Inc, also known as the Northern Virginia Diaper Bank is an incredible group of people ensuring that every family that needs diapers for their little one gets them. They work tirelessly as volunteers to ensure that the enormous need is met. As Executive Director of another nonprofit, we did a diaper drive for this fine organization in the Spring of 2020. We were able to provide them with over 51,000 diapers. Sadly they needed to distribute that many diapers in just a couple of months and then again faced huge need. They work tirelessly and selflessly, they partner beautifully with the local public school system to find the families who are in need and fill that need, and they are genuinely some of the best people I have ever met. If you are looking for a nonprofit to support I highly recommend this one!

1 Susan H.11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Hand Up and Northern Virginia Diaper Bank has helped our pregnant and parenting high school students by showing them that people care about their futures. When students receive donated diapers, they have one less worry and the support of all who donated behind them. During the pandemic, we have personally delivered diapers to students who could not arrange to pick up and this enabled us to say hi from a distance while assuring them that they can do hard things! I am so proud to say that our pregnant and parenting students are attending, engaging and progressing during this unsettled time. Thank you A Hand Up and Northern Virginia Diaper Bank!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Hand Up - Nova Inc. has been a lifesaver for our young families. Living in affordable housing often leaves families with little money for basic necessities like diapers and wipes. Because of the generous monthly donations of these items from A Hand Up - Nova Inc., Windy Hill Foundation has been able to consistently provide needy families with at least one package of diapers and wipes each month every month for the past year. Is one package enough to sustain a family with a child in diapers? No, of course not. But it is definitely enough to help stretch that family's budget just a bit further.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A Hand Up -Nova Inc has been helping to bring diapers to students and families across Loudoun county for a number of years. Our school has utilized their services in getting diapers for our students who had to deal with the realities of parenthood while still navigating high school. Getting those diapers helped them take one thing off their plate so they could focus on the baby and their school work. We so appreciate everything they have done to help ease those realities for our students, even if just a little bit. Thank you so much!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Hand Up - Nova Inc has been an invaluable resource for the families at the elementary schools I serve. As a school social worker, I am always looking for supports; diapers are a significant expense for families who are already struggling with food insecurity and other financial challenges. A Hand Up - Nova is always willing to help and they are as flexible as they can be in getting resources to families, especially during COVID. My families are grateful, and so am I. Thank you to A Hand Up - Nova!

Krista Davidson, School Social Worker

A Hand Up-NOVA

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NOVA Diaper Bank, operated by A Hand Up - NOVA, Inc. is a proud member of the National Diaper Bank Network serving families with babies in need in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. We’re excited to announce Diaper Bank Awareness Week from September 21 - 27, 2020. The citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia are encouraged to make a difference with diapers for families in need by giving monetary donations to the closest organizations that distribute diapers or by hosting a diaper drive campaign at their business, social clubs, places of worship or schools. For more information, visit our website: https://www.novadiaperbank.org. The NOVA Diaper Bank is grateful for your support! Every diaper, every dollar and every baby matters.