Diapers for the D

We strive to support the critical need of diapers for Detroit babies and toddlers in need in our community.

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Mission Statement

OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY AND THE CRITICAL NEED FOR DIAPERS FOR DETROIT BABIES AND TODDLERS IN NEED.

THE PROBLEM.

Diaper need is a problem that has been practically overlooked, because other basic needs like food and clothing and housing dominate headlines. The Detroit Area Diaper Bank shut its doors about two years ago, leaving many Detroit families who cannot afford diapers with no access to such a necessity. An insufficient supply of diapers is harmful in a plethora of ways to the growth of a child and the well-being of his/her family.

THE SOLUTION.

We plan to be a resource to the struggling families of Detroit, providing them with fresh, clean diapers through fundraising, diaper drives and donations. We do this by partnering with organizations, business/individuals who also want to be a part of the solution.

WHEN.

2 weeks each year connected to National Diaper Need Awareness Week in September we run events and diaper drives to collect diapers for Detroit babies in need. Our culminating event is a city-wide diaper drive partnering with Development Centers, the Detroit Police Department, and additional resource partners. Our dates of collection in 2016 are 9/26/16-10/9/16

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55,000

diapers collected

100

percent of diapers distributed

2500

dollars raised

5

young women

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Our Stats and Goals

2016 Goals

Goals

100,000 Diapers collected
100% of Diapers distributed city-wide
100% of Detroit Police Precincts collect diapers for babies
Radio, TV and social media coverage
10-15 businesses joining Diapers for the D during 2 week diaper drive period

2015 Stats

Stats

55,000 Diapers collected
$2,500 Dollars raised and distributed
100% of Detroit Police Precincts collected diapers for babies
2 local radio stations interviewed
2 local newspapers and 3 local and 1 national TV networks covered Diapers for the D
6 other partners in addition to the Detroit Police Department for Diapers for the D
6 Diaper recipient Early Head Start organizations (Development Centers, Matrix Human Services, Focus Hope, United Children and Families, New St. Paul, Southwest Solutions)

Meet

The Team

I am a junior at Cranbrook Schools. Being a member of Diapers For The D has been a wonderful experience for me. I am so lucky to be part of such an amazing project during this pivotal point in Detroit’s history. I also love to play volleyball, dance, go camping, and draw

Veronika Ahlborn

I am a Junior at Cranbrook Schools. I love to play volleyball and lacrosse. I love being a part of Diapers for the D because it gives me an opportunity to give back to my community that has given me so much. I really hope to help impact the lives of others and make a difference.

Julianna Aikens

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I am a junior at Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy. I love to play tennis and I also love photography. I am so excited to give back to a city so important to me.

Anjali Reddy

I am a junior at Cranbrook Schools and a member of Diapers for the D. I love to play hockey and Violin and hope to one day travel the world! I am honored to be a part of Diapers for the D and would love to make a difference in a city so close to my heart.

Natasha Vasan

I am a Junior at Cranbrook Schools. I enjoy Volleyball, soccer, tennis and community service. It is amazing to be able to help so many babies and families, and I am so proud of the difference Diapers for the D is making in Detroit.

Courtney Weaver

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