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Just the facts, Baby

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You like numbers? Zero to Three does. This national nonprofit focuses on the development and health of infants and toddlers, and they’re spreading the word on babies to families and policymakers – as you can imagine, we DC Diaper Bankers are big fans. We were particularly interested in Zero to Three’s 2013 State Baby Facts…. Read more »

Whatcha readin’?

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Here’s a quick recap of the articles, stats, and stories making their way around DC Diaper Bank global HQ. Parents may be spanking less, but yelling more. The Wall Street Journal talks about the aftermath of a shouting match here. Why do low income 3 year olds hear 30 million fewer words than their wealthier peers?… Read more »

Latin American Youth Center Joins DCDB!

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Latin American Youth Center received their first diapers at this past Saturday’s Distribution Day (check out Jorge with a carload of diapers!) and they will be using them in their ongoing work to help young parents and young children.  As Jorge says, “Many of our families do not have enough money for diapers….and sometimes some… Read more »

Welcome Sasha Bruce Youthworks!

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This month we’re welcoming two new partners to DC Diaper Bank! First up, Sasha Bruce Youthwork!  Sasha Bruce is one of the largest and most experienced providers of programs for homeless and vulnerable youth in our city. They will be using diapers from us as part of their YouthBuild program.  This innovative program is used… Read more »

SNOW DAY!

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Cabin fever plus Valentine’s Day candy making you a little crazy?  We got you covered with DC Diaper Bank Coloring Pages! This should buy you six-eight minutes of relative calm… DC Diaper Bank Coloring Pages … Enjoy and send us pictures (info@dcdiaperbank.org) of your kids’ creations or tag them on our Facebook page.  Stay warm!    

Peace.Love.Food.Diapers

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In the last couple weeks a flood of articles, blog posts, and new studies have found their way into my inbox.  They come from lists I’m on and friends who know the work I do.  One good friend sent an article about the connection between poverty and neglect with the subject line, “In case you… Read more »

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Terracycle!

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Here at the DC Diaper Bank, we’re more than just diapers. We’re also doing our part to make our planet healthier. While it might sound like what a dinosaur would ride to school, Terracycle is actually a recycling program for plastic diaper packaging, wipes packaging and baby food pouches. The program keeps these items out… Read more »

5% of Everything?

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Recently, DC Diaper Bank had the good fortune to be a part of a 5% Day at Whole Foods Market Friendship Heights. These community giving events allow Whole Foods Markets to partner with local groups to address causes important to their employees and shoppers.  During our 5% Day, five percent of the day’s net sales… Read more »

How Many?!?!?

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DCDB by the Numbers in 2013  The results are in, and they are knock-your-socks-off impressive! Here are our final tallies for 2013 – drum roll, please: 61  -  the number of diaper drives held throughout our area – that’s more than one a week!  352,100 – the number of diapers collected and distributed to local families in… Read more »