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Testimony to the DC Council to Remove Taxes from Diapers and Tampons

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Testimony in Support of B21-0696 Feminine Hygiene and Diapers Sales Tax Exemption Amendment Act of 2016 Corinne Cannon, Founder and Executive Director, DC Diaper Bank www.dcdiaperbank.org   ccannon@dcdiaperbank.org _____________________________________________________________________________   Chairperson Evans and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of the Feminine Hygiene and Diapers Sales Tax Exemption Amendment… Read more »

Voices of Our Families

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In our day to day work the families we help are always on our minds.  The moms and dads who call in search of diapers, the little ones who receive formula and wipes during early head start home visits, the young moms who get diapers as part of their medical visits.  Here are some of… Read more »

No Way It’s Been Six Months Already??

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Things seem to be moving in hyper speed at DCDB Headquarters. The last five years have zipped by (ok, ok, some months have been a bit more of a slog!), and the last six months have been a true whirlwind.   Just to recap, in just the last six months the following has happened:  –… Read more »

DCDB Grows by SIX New Partners!

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Some days I marvel at what we’re creating together. Earlier this month I had the incredible pleasure of welcoming six new organizations into our Diaper Distribution Network! As I walked them through the expanded Baby Pantry and the new Warehouse space, someone raised their hand and said, “So this all from donations? And we don’t… Read more »

You take THAT? But you’re a DIAPER Bank!

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I get this question – often with a healthy dose of skepticism – at least once a week in conversations with donors, volunteers, and friends. And YES, we do take that! We started the Baby Pantry in July 2014 because we receiving donations of formula and wipes along with diapers. In talking to our partners… Read more »

Giving Changes in Baltimore ….

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When the events took place in Baltimore last month we at DCDB watched the news with sad hearts and wondered, like I’m sure so many people around the country did, what we could do to help. About a week after things calmed down we started to get phone calls – moms asking if we served… Read more »

We’re GROWING! Help Us Welcome Our New Program Associate!

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Greetings Diaper Bankers! My name is Lisa Oksala, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Program Associate. I come from the disability field, and I have worked at the federal programming and local casework levels. What I have always found most gratifying are the opportunities to work directly with individuals and families,… Read more »

ISO Amazing People to Join DCDB’s Board!

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More exciting news at DCDB Headquarters: We’re looking for some amazing people to join our board starting in July!  Have you volunteered for a while and want to get more involved in our work? Are you passionate about the issues of child and family poverty? Have you served on a board in the past and… Read more »