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Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Through a network of community partner agencies, Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank provides a reliable and adequate supply of baby diapers and adult incontinent supplies to families in need in Greater Lansing.

Results: We distributed 46,000 baby diapers and adult briefs in 2014.

Target demographics: babies, seniors and people with disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: We help 175 adults and children through 10 community partners monthly.

Geographic areas served: Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties

Programs: We provide baby diapers and adult incontinent items to our community partner agencies that support families in need.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

There are no assistance programs, such as WIC, food assistance and many insurance companies, that help families in need with the purchase of baby diapers and adult incontinent supplies. Many agencies, pantries and shelters are challenged with providing their clients with this basic need. The Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank was created to alleviate the cost and provide an adequate and ongoing supply of diapers. It has partnered with 13 local community agencies to distribute free baby diapers and adult incontinent supplies.

The Diaper Bank is operated by dedicated volunteers on a mission to create community awareness about diaper need and to place diapers in the hands of families that are most vulnerable. It has been a great pleasure to work with the board of directors, volunteers and partners who are devoted to helping people in the community struggling with poverty. Every donation is used to purchase diapers and incontinent supplies.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Alice Cuellar from Cristo Rey Community center, and we are currently working with Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank. we have formally now been able help over 80 families in need of diapers thanks to the help of the Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank. We are very graceful to be working with Mid-Michigan Diaper bank and succeeding at helping many people with their help. We hope to work with them more in the near future. Thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mid michigan diaper bank is a valuable asset to the community. They have helped hundreds of families struggling to make ends meet. Many homeless children have benefit from this valuable resource. To newborns, infants and even toddlers. This community has been very blessed by this great organizationand its many gracious volunteers and donors

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with the Homeless Angels. Our mission is to help the homeless and the near-homeless in the Lansing area. We are all volunteers and we work entirely from donations. The Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank is a savior for us. So many of our clients cannot afford diapers, and they are thrilled that we can give them a supply on a regular basis. We are only able to do this because we receive a truckload from the Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank each month. They are very friendly and efficient, and we love them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have a great need with poverty and no funds for diapers. With diapers from the diaper bank, we are able to help many families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an educator for a local nonprofit agency that serves low-income families with children (some with special needs). We connect families with local resources that supplement their many needs. Diapers are a huge need and are not provided by food assistance programs, such as WIC or food stamps. Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank supplements families with diapers and has been a great blessing to our community.

Suanne B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I give Cristo Rey a very high rating. They have helped me with diapers for my children and I greatly appreciate the help and everyone is very pleasant.

Comments ( 1 )

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TNT1132 04/30/2015

It is a privilege supporting agencies in Greater Lansing, such as Cristo Rey Community Center, that assist the vulnerable populations with so many needs, including distributing diapers and briefs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for your organization. My mom is an elderly woman who lives only on social security with not much left over at the end of the month. It has helped so much since we started with the diaper bank for her depends (this was a big expense out of her pocket and ours). Thanks You.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to the Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank for providing diapers to our outreach to low-income families in rural Michigan. Many families in our area have difficulty with transportation, so it is critical that they be able to access services close to home. The Diaper Bank helps us stretch our limited dollars even further so that we can provide families with the things they need for their daily lives.

1 Trish18

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank is so vital to our own non profit group, The Homeless Angels, by providing us with diaper to hand out to underprivileged families in the Lansing Michigan area. The need is great, and with the MMDB's help, families don't have to choose between diapers or food.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A short time ago, my local newspaper did a feature article about MMDB. My mother was pleased to see it; I (at first) admittedly did not understand why the establishment of such a charity was important in the Greater Lansing Area (and beyond). My mother--a former Director of Volunteer Services at one of our local hospitals--a position she held for 15 years--was immediately excited. In her professional role, she received many phone calls at 5 pm on Fridays from people desperate to have ANYONE help them.
Because there was no organization dedicated to helping people in this manner, they were reaching out to whomever they thought MIGHT be able to help them. Where my mother could help, she did--and there were many occasions where, if she had some money in petty cash, that she used that money to help. Therefore, she was beyond excited.
At the time, I was looking to start my soap-making business--and I was also looking to find a worthy non-profit to support by donating a portion of every sale. When my mother told me the significance of THIS organization, I knew I had found the charity I with which I wished to associate. I contacted the director and we've had a partnership ever since.
What I really appreciate about the MMDB (besides the obvious factor of providing a MUCH-needed service in our area) is the willingness to try anything to get people to understand the importance of diapers--and the dedication to the mission statement. I have personally been the beneficiary of this non-profit's efforts to educate the community at large: up until I met Theresa Walz (the director and founder), I had no idea that families who cannot afford diapers for their children (and there's a lot of them here) use newspaper and plastic grocery sacks instead!
I am proud to have a partnership with this non-profit. I am glad that I am able to have had this opportunity--and, although I myself am childless, I am grateful for the opportunity (even at a small level) to help provide a worthy organization a desperately needed service. I urge others in the community to get involved and support the mission of MMDB

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with adults with special needs. Most of them at some point need to use briefs. Unfortunately, their insurance will not pay for them to receive any. They live on very limited income and by receiving briefs from the Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank allows them to use their money on other necessities. Thank you, Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank, for all the help and support.