There have been some truly amazing and creative ways that families across the DC Metro region have given their time, money and love to DC Diaper Bank! It’s been overwhelming to see such enthusiasm for the work that we do to help families in our community.

There have been lemonade stands, kids only yard sales, preschool diaper drives, Mom’s Night Outs at the Warehouse – wine anyone?, Happy Hours, Dine Out for Diapers at local restuarants, office diaper drives and so many other thoughtful ways both families and communities have gotten together to give back. And the remarkable thing is that after they’ve done their work, everyone seems to ask “what else can I do?”

We can’t stop smiling!  So, to answer that big questions here are our Top Ten Ways To Give Back List in no particular order because they are ALL AWESOME! These are also just suggestions! Get creative! Now, how will you give?

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.

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 the DC 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. But why stop of $12 – how about $24 or $48 or …

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. Host a Lemonde or Garden Stand with Your Kids!

Kids of all ages love to help. Whip up a batch of lemonade or gathering up your bumper crop of tomatoes and head to your curb. You’d be surprised just how many people will stop to help your little one do something great.

6. 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!

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 the DC Metro region! Learn more here.

9. 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! Our United Way number is 8175 and CFC is 18074.
10. Keep on being awesome! 
You’re doing a great thing when you help others in your community. You rock!
Heather Foley
Board Chair
hfoley@dcdiaperbank.org