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Feb 09, 2015, 18:30 ET
Legislators in Connecticut and Illinois are considering offering sales tax relief on diapers, a basic need of all infants and toddlers.

States Seek Relief from the Diaper Tax

The following column by National Diaper Bank Network Executive Director Joanne Goldblum was originally published, today, as...

Nov 19, 2014, 13:00 ET
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) has selected 61 community-based diaper banks in 30 states as grant recipients of the nonprofit organization's inaugural $100,000 Funds for Change initiative. NDBN and its more than 230 member diaper banks in 42 states and the District of Columbia provides diapers to nearly 315,000 infants and toddlers each and every month. Diapers are a basic need of all babies, yet one in three families reports experiencing diaper need, a hidden consequence of poverty. Learn more at

61 Community Diaper Banks Named Recipients of Inaugural $100,000 Funds for Change Initiative

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) has selected 61 community-based diaper banks as grant recipients of the nonprofit organization's inaugural...

Oct 31, 2014, 12:30 ET
National Diaper Bank Network's Joanne Goldblum  says, "Let's treat poor kids as if every day were Halloween."

Let's Treat Poor Children As If Every Day Were Halloween

The following column by National Diaper Bank Network Executive Director Joanne Goldblum appeared earlier this month as part of her...

Oct 02, 2014, 13:10 ET

Leadership, Community And Growth Focus Of Diaper Banks In America Conference Converging In Kansas City Oct. 9 - 10

With one in three U.S. families struggling to provide babies and toddlers with a daily supply of clean, dry diapers, an increasing number of caring...

Aug 27, 2014, 08:00 ET
Diaper Need Awareness Week, Sept. 8 -14, draws attention to the fact that one in three U.S. families lack a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy. National Diaper Bank Network and its more than 200-member diaper banks located in communities throughout the country are working to address this hidden consequence of poverty. With the support of volunteers and donations of dollars and diapers these organizations are helping babies get the diapers they need. Learn how to help at (PRNewsFoto/National Diaper Bank Network)

States & Communities Throughout The U.S. Recognize Diaper Need Awareness Week September 8 - 14, 2014

 "I'm really in need of diapers for my five-month-old…I am on food stamps and can't afford them right now," is a difficult, yet all too...

Sep 06, 2013, 15:29 ET

National Diaper Need Awareness Week Highlights "Silent Crisis"

National Diaper Bank Network Announces Support From America's Governors Diaper Need Awareness Week (Sept. 8 though 14) calls attention to a...

Aug 28, 2013, 14:47 ET

Grandmothers On A Mission To Help Needy Babies; National Diaper Bank Network Recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, Sept. 8, the first day of Diaper Need Awareness Week. This story focuses on grandmothers helping babies stay...

Jul 29, 2013, 01:00 ET

Low-income moms can't afford diapers, mental health suffers

National Diaper Bank Network announces landmark study Many low-income mothers cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers and are likely to...