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Idaho Diaper Bank Receives Donation from Saint Alphonsus to Expand Services

Saint Alphonsus' Women’s Healthcare Fund to provide $2,000 to support babies in need

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.

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 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.

Posted by idbadmin at 3/29/2017 3:04:00 PM
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