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 KEEP ALL THE BABIES OF DETROIT CLEAN, DRY, AND HEALTHY.

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.

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165,000

diapers collected

100

percent of diapers distributed

5000

dollars raised

8

young women

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Our Stats and Goals

2017 Goals

Goals

100,000 Diapers collected
Radio, TV and social media coverage
Expanding our boundaries to address diaper need in the Metro-Detroit region
Finding more supporters to host diaper drives
Adding more recipient orgs to reach more families

2016 Stats








2015 Stats







Stats

107,000 Diapers collected
100% of Diapers distributed city-wide
100% of Detroit Police Precincts collect diapers for babies
Radio, TV and social Media coverage
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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 senior at Cranbrook Schools. Being a co-founder 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 run, dance, go hiking or camping, and draw.

Veronika Ahlborn

I am a senior 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’m a senior at Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy. In addition to being a part of Diapers for the D, I love to play tennis and take pictures. I am so excited to be a part of such a great organization and seeing how far we’ve come is amazing!

Anjali Reddy

I am a senior at Cranbrook Schools and a co-founder 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 senior at Cranbrook Schools and a co-founder of Diapers for the D. I enjoy Volleyball, soccer, softball 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

I am a sophomore at Cranbrook Kingswood. I loves to play volleyball, sing, and hangout with friends. I am the 10th grade girls class president. I am so excited to be part of such a heartwarming movement that is revitalizing the city of Detroit.

Daphne Donigan

I am sophomore at Cranbrook Kingswood and other than working with Diapers for the D, I love to play volleyball, hangout with friends, and be creative! Diapers for the D is an amazing group that I am proud to be apart of, and can’t wait for the years to come.

Reilly Hourigan

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