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BTB Fundraiser for PDX Diaper Bank

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Welcome, BTB Supporters!

This is PDX Diaper Bank’s 5th annual fundraiser in partnership with Behind the Bastards (you rock, Robert)! Last year, BTB listeners raised an incredible $27,111 in support of our mission to end diaper need. What an impact!



Why Diapers Are Important

Diaper need is experiencing barriers to providing enough clean diapers to keep a baby (or wearer) clean, healthy, and dry. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 2 (47%) of families experience diaper need (2023). What this means for children, families, and communities is that:

1.) Children are unable to attend early childhood educational programs, because most daycares require diapers for attendance.

2.) Parents miss work, school, or other important duties due to lack of childcare. A recent study showed that low-income families experiencing diaper need missed an average of 4 work days a month.

3.) Families experiencing extreme poverty can spend up to 8-10% of their income on diapers alone!

4.) Student parents have frequent school absences. One of our educational partner agencies reported that the high school attendance of their teen parents increased by approximately 20% once they had access to diapers at the on-site childcare center.



How BTB Listeners Help

Last year, because of supporters like you, PDX Diaper Bank was able to distribute OVER 1 MILLION DIAPERS to Oregon families in need. We were also able to purchase our commercial heat-seal diaper wrapping machine! For those of you who supported last year, you might recall that this was one of our goals for the campaign.

Here are some goals we’re currently working towards and can accomplish with your support this year:

• Purchasing 150,000 diapers in bulk (approximately 10-12 pallets)
• Continued programmatic expansion (serving more nonprofits with critical safety-net programs for families experiencing houselessness, job insecurity, mental health issues, extenuating educational needs, seeking safety from domestic violence, and more).
• Securing large equipment as part of our continued capacity expansion efforts. Still on our list: an electric forklift



Mission & Vision of PDX Diaper Bank

In collaboration with a growing network of nonprofit and government partner agencies, PDX Diaper Bank provides no-cost diapering supplies to low-income and houseless families with young children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities living in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas.

Diapers create opportunities. We believe that everyone, regardless of economic status, should have equitable access to diapering essentials in order to live healthy and productive lives, as well as ease financial strain during the pursuit of personal, educational, and professional success.



Together, We Can End Diaper Need.

No matter the size, your contribution truly makes a difference in the lives of children and families in need. We hope you, your families, and your friends stay healthy and safe. Thank you for supporting PDX Diaper Bank.


Warmly,

Rachel Alston, Executive Director
PDX Diaper Bank
PO Box 22613, Portland OR 97269
Tax ID #45-5546960






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