Our Story

We believe that changing babies changes lives.


Greater DC Diaper Bank was founded in 2010 by Corinne Cannon on her eldest son Jack’s first birthday. Over a decade later, we have distributed more than 24 million diapers and thousands of dollars in baby necessities and adult hygiene items. Through our efforts, we’ve supported tens of thousands of families in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. With the help of our Diaper Distribution Network partners and our amazing community, we’ve been able to ensure that all families in our region have the essentials to thrive.

What We Do

Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB) works to empower vulnerable families and individuals by providing an adequate and reliable source for basic baby needs and personal hygiene products across the Washington, DC metropolitan area. GDCDB is one of the largest diaper banks in the country, distributing 9 million diapers a year and hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of hygiene essentials and baby gear. Babies and families receive items wrapped in love and hope through our simple yet effective model: we receive donations in the form of goods, dollars and or time. The items that are donated to our warehouse are inventoried and sorted. Our partner organizations then pick them up and distribute to vulnerable families.

Our Mission

Greater DC Diaper Bank’s mission is to support vulnerable families in our region by collaborating with partners to distribute essential baby and hygiene products and expand access to critical services.