We have so much to give thanks for at DCDB! In the last year, with help from so many, we have distributed more than 600,000 diapers to families in need and more than 1.2 million to date! We work with a truly incredible group of Community Partners and we have the absolute world’s best volunteers. The Baby Pantry is reaching little ones in need of nutrients and has already given out more than 1,000 pounds of formula and food! On Monday, Corinne will travel to NYC for the L’Oreal event and find out if we’re the lucky recipients of the 24K award! Fingers crossed! Many thanks to those of you who took the time to vote every day and share with your friends and family!
But one of the things we are most grateful for is that each and every day we get emails from all of you asking what more you can do, how else you can get involved. You all just floor us with your generosity. Thank you for doing so much and for reaching out to do more. Since you asked, here’s a handy dandy list of 10 wonderful ways to help DC Diaper Bank this holiday season:
1. Shop www.AmazonSmile.com!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization – DC Diaper Bank, of course!
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. It will even remind you for your future shops.
2. Shop www.recoup.com!
Love getting those great deals on sites likes groupon and living social? Well, now there’s www.recoup.com! Recoup is the first cause-shopping platform that brings consumers, businesses and nonprofits together. Shop for the things you want, save on exclusive promotions and while you support DC Diaper Bank!
3. Become a DC Diaper Bank Factor of 12!
The Factor of 12 is a common measurement on calendars and clocks and in many different situations that manage everyday lives. It is also a cornerstone of theDC Diaper Bank. Just $12 enables the DC Diaper Bank buy almost 100 diapers, through our discount suppliers, and keep a baby freshly pampered for two weeks.
The DC Diaper Bank asks that you make the pledge to give $12 a month (or more!) to create an immense impact in the community. $12 dollars a month to you means three less coffees, one less lunch out, taking the metro a few times to avoid paying for parking. To a mother and her baby it can mean health and happiness.
4. Add a Wish List item to your Amazon Order!
We have a running list of some of our most requested items on our Amazon Wishlist. Wondering what we need most in diaper sizes or for our new Baby Pantry, let our wishlist guide your generosity!
5. Support a Family with Your Kids!
Kids of all ages love to help. Take your little ones shopping to purchase a case of diapers, wipes, a board book, formula (similac advance is needed) and baby soap for a baby in our community. Children love the idea of helping another little one! And to a mother and her baby, it could mean a warm, dry and loving holiday.
6. Is Your Employer A CFC or United Way Partner?
Add DC Diaper Bank as your preferred non-profit and be sure to recommend that we come to your next non-profit fair!
7. Recycle for DC Diaper Bank!
DC Diaper Bank has partnered with Terracycle to recycle plastic diaper packaging, wipes packaging and baby food pouches. This keeps these items out of landfills, helps DC Diaper Bank raise some funds, and reduces the trash you create. And it adds up fast! Learn more here.
8. Become a DC Diaper Bank Ambassador!
Do you have a little time and a little space in your home to spare? DC Diaper Bank is looking for volunteers to serve as DC Diaper Bank Ambassadors around theDC Metro region! Learn more here.
9. Tell A Friend About DC Diaper Bank!
It sounds obvious but we all know “Word of Mouth” is the best referral.Tell your friends why you love DC Diaper Bank! Invite friends to our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter!
10. Keep on being awesome!
You’re doing a great thing when you help others in your community. You rock!
Heather Foley, DC Diaper Bank