Core Bank held its Second Annual Diaper Drive from November 1st to November 28th in conjunction with #GivingTuesday to support the Nebraska Diaper Bank. The Nebraska Diaper Bank provides diapers through collaborative partnerships to change lives and empower families in need. Most people don’t know that in Nebraska, every single day, 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers for their children. Programs like SNAP, MEDICAID, and WIC do not cover diapers.
A diaper is a basic need essential to a baby’s health and well-being as much as shelter and clothing. A diaper keeps a baby healthier, and happier and helps them sleep better while reducing the stress of the family unit. The mental health of a parent and child is surprisingly dependent on a steady supply of diapers. When parents have diapers for their children, they don’t have to miss work and have a cut in their already low income when a child is turned away from a daycare center for not having the required diaper allotment. Diaper need has profound effects, that can last generations.
Last year, Core Bank’s Diaper Drive donated over 7,400 diapers, and this year the goal was to collect and/or receive monetary donations for 20,000 diapers. We are proud to have crushed the goal and were able to donate 26,677 diapers this year. These diapers will help keep 436 babies diapered in a month.
A group of hard-working Core Bank employees delivered the many packages of diapers donated at Core Bank branches to the Nebraska Diaper Bank and then organized the diapers by size and assembled wrapped donation packages. The Nebraska Diaper Bank provides donated diapers to social service organizations that are helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Thank you to the community and Core Bank employees for their support of this successful fundraising event!
The Nebraska Diaper Bank needs volunteers each month to wrap and package the diapers for partner agencies. You can visit their volunteer page to learn how you can personally make a difference in the lives of babies in the Heartland.