Blessed to receive donation of 20 pallets of Honest diapers.
Changing Diapers Changing Lives Award recipient Melissa Ward from St Luke's Unique Families Program
Community Diaper Drive held at Expo Idaho during Baby Palooza/Girls Day Out.
St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weiser, Idaho, selected the Idaho Diaper Bank as the recipient of funds raised by the children of the church K-6th Grade during Lent, which was March 1st through April 15th -- 46 days.
Under the leadership of Vickie VanNess, Religious Education Directress, and through prayer, the children collected monies and placed their allowance and financial gifts in Idaho Diaper Logo containers purchased with Thrivent Action Team Dollars. The children learned the importance of sharing and giving to those in need in their community, and they helped make a difference to low-income families living in poverty to a supplemental supply of diapers for their babies.
The children raised around $400 which will allow the Idaho Diaper Bank to purchase over 1500 diapers which will help 76 babies with a one-week, supplemental supply of diapers.
St. Agnes Catholic Church is a Idaho Diaper Bank Partnering Distribution Organization where families living in Washington County and Adams County can come to the Church Food Bank each week to receive diapers for their babies.
BOISE, Idaho – Saint Alphonsus Women’s Healthcare Fund donated $2,000 to the Idaho Diaper Bank this month. The Women's Healthcare Fund provides community-minded women with the opportunity to fund and direct the expansion of quality healthcare projects and education to organizations and groups that work to support women and children in crisis.
“Generous donations from supporters like the Saint Alphonsus Women’s Healthcare Fund make our mission possible,” said Shawna Walz, Idaho Diaper Bank executive director. “The Idaho Diaper Bank can’t help Idahoans without the help of our incredible partners. When we get donations like this one, we know that together our community can help babies across the Treasure Valley stay clean, dry, and healthy.”
The Idaho Diaper Bank now provides diapers to over 40 distribution organizations such as churches, domestic violence shelters, food pantries, WIC programs, and Nurse Family Partnerships. Distribution centers are located throughout Idaho, including more rural areas such as Payette, Mountain Home, Donnelly, and Pocatello.
“We know that providing for a family can be hard and often expensive, so the Women’s Healthcare Fund is pleased to support the Idaho Diaper Bank in its efforts to help eliminate that financial stress and allow families in need to focus on meeting their most basic needs,” said MaryAnn Murdoch, chair of the Saint Alphonsus Women's Healthcare Fund.
IDB aims to serve more than 2,500 families per month or 30,000 families each year. More information on distribution centers and information on donations is available at www.IdahoDiaperBank.org.
By focusing on diaper need, the Idaho Diaper Bank (IDB) works to meet the basic needs of children and families. The IDB provides diapers, diapering supplies and advocacy to families in need through partnership agencies. These agencies serve infants and families including childcare centers, crisis nurseries, domestic violence shelters, food pantries and faith-based organizations. Idaho Diaper Bank seeks to engage Idaho communities to recognize that diapers are a basic need, along with food and shelter.
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