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Our Mission & Vision

Building healthy communities by ending diaper need and period poverty through access, education, and advocacy.

Dignity
We treat others the way we would want to be treated.

Integrity
We believe in being honest and having strong morals.

Awareness
We work to spread the word about our mission both those those we serve and those who fund us.

Purpose
We remind ourselves continually why we exist – to end diaper need and period poverty.

Excellence
We are passionate about what we do, continually improve our processes, always striving to do our best.

Respect
We are compassionate to everyone’s needs; we value diversity.

Loving Bottoms Board & Staff

Our Milestones

  • 2021

    March 2021

    One-Millionth Diaper Distributed!

  • 2020

    May 2020

    During the shelter in place, with our highest distributions ever, we moved to a 5,000 SF warehouse.  Finally, we have a loading dock!

  • 2018

    January 2019

    Expanded to include Peoria County.

  • August 2018

    Launched our The Monthly, our period distribution program to help eliminate period poverty. 

  • 2018

    January 2018

    Moved into our first warehouse – more than doubling our space.

  • June 2017

    Expanded to include Fulton, Henderson, and Mercer Counties.

  • 2017

    February 2017

    Diaper Bank moved out of the founder’s home to a donated classroom in a child care center.

  • December 2016

    Expanded to include Warren County

  • 2016

    March 2016

    Began distributing 1,200 diapers a month to 1 partner agency.

  • 2015

    September 2015

    Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank was founded.

Become a Volunteer and join us!

Be a part of the Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank volunteer experience! Hundreds of volunteers work with us every year to make our mission possible and we need your help!

Meet our Amazing Staff!

“Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves.” – Brene Brown

Lee Ann Porter

Lee Ann Porter

Founder & Executive Director

Jenny Dowsey

Jenny Dowsey

Program Coordinator

Meet our Amazing Board of Directors!

“Passion is the #1 ingredient for successful board service.” – Joan Garry

(Alexis Batchelder, Krista Bushmaker, Lee Ann Porter, Mary Gehring, Janet Stokes)

Mary Gehring

Chair

Krista Bushmaker

Treasure

Janet Stokes

Vice Chair

Alexis Batchelder

Member

Rhonda Hillyer

Secretary

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