As Central Texas families start to feel the economic impact of the coronavirus, the Austin Diaper Bank will distribute 15,000 diapers directly to the public from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, March 27, at its north Austin warehouse. Typically, they only distributes diapers through its nonprofit partners.
In addition, the Austin Diaper Bank is asking the community to help it meet the growing request for the diapers, wipes and period products it already supplies through its partners to more than 10,000 families in a six-county service area.
“Diapers are a basic, essential need,” said Executive Director Holly McDaniel. “Our mission is to provide diapers to families who need our help, including in times of crisis or when they’re experiencing hard times. With the community’s generosity, we’ll continue to provide diapers and, most importantly, hope.”
Austin Diaper Bank is asking for financial donations through its website, which will help it buy the diapers it needs at a reduced cost.
Diaper Distribution Day
What: The Austin Diaper Bank will distribute 15,000 baby diapers sized 1-6 to the public, 25 diapers per child.
When: 9:30-11 am. Friday, March 27
Where: Austin Diaper Bank warehouse, 8711 Burnet Road, Building B. Individuals should stay in their vehicles and follow the signs to the pickup area. Diapers only will be distributed to those in vehicles.
Anyone who is sick or has been around someone who’s sick is asked to stay home and send someone else to pick up diapers.
Families in need of diapers also can contact one of the Austin Diaper Bank’s partner agencies or contact the United Way by dialing 2-1-1 or by visiting www.211texas.org.
The Austin Diaper Bank distributes diapers and wipes to 30 partner agencies in a region from Georgetown to San Marcos. It also distributes period supplies through its partners and to two Austin ISD schools through its Bright Spot program. Founded in June 2013, the Austin Diaper Bank’s goal is to distribute more than 1 million diapers in 2020 with the community’s help. Learn more at www.austindiapers.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instag