NEVADA COUNTY DIAPER BANK SELECTED
AS RECIPIENT OF NATIONAL FUNDS FOR CHANGE GRANT
$1,000 Grant to Help Nevada County Diaper Project
Grass Valley, CA December 1, 2014 The Nevada County Diaper Project, the community-based not-for-profit organization that distributes diapers to babies living in low-wage families in Nevada County, has been selected as one of 61 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).
“The Funds for Change grants are designed to enhance the sustainability or capacity of individual diaper banks to address diaper need in their respective communities,” said Alison Weir, director of programs at National Diaper Bank Network. “NDBN is very pleased to present The Nevada County Diaper Project with a $1,000 grant to further its effort to help babies in Nevada County.”
According to Cathy Fagan, Founder and Director of the project, the grant will be used for the operation of the office, storage space, and needed supplies, which will allow all community-donated money to used solely for the purchase of diapers.
In total, NDBN awarded more than $100,000 in grant funding to member diaper banks operating in 30 states. However, the net impact of the Funds for Change exceeds $200,000, as each NDBN grant is matched dollar-for-dollar at the local level. The 61 grants awarded ranged in size from $800 to $2,000 and went to both newly formed and established diaper banks, located in communities throughout the country.
Since its first diaper distribution in January, 2009, the Nevada County Diaper Project has helped provide more than 5,000 per diapers per month to families living in Nevada County
About the National Diaper Bank Network: The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child in the U.S. has enough diapers to be clean, dry & healthy. Founded in 2011, the network raises awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 230 diaper banks, diaper closets and food banks located in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Huggies® supports NDNB as the founding sponsor, and works to combat diaper need through the Every Little Bottom campaign by donating more than 20 million diapers per year to families in need. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org, and on Facebook (facebook.com/NationalDiaperBankNetwork) and Twitter (@DiaperNetwork).