Partner FAQ

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_toggle title=”How do I apply to be a partner agency?”]The first step is to fill out our Partner Interest form HERE.

Our yearly partner application & review happens each fall for the upcoming year.  However, we accept interest forms throughout the year and place agencies on our waitlist.  If additional capacity is available during the year, we will contact agencies from our waitlist.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is the application process like?”]After you fill out the Partner Interest Form. We will schedule a quick call to talk about your organization, the process for signing up clients each month, expectations, answer questions, and make sure we mutually agree that our organizations would make a great partnership. If you are invited to become a partner for the upcoming year, you will receive our Partner Agreement Packet with the forms required.

New partners will be notified in November of each year, with a new partner orientation held in December.

Agencies that surpass our capacity will be placed on our waitlist and reviewed quarterly.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What if I am not sure if I want to be a partner agency?”]No worries! Feel free to email us with any questions. We can also set up a time to chat before you fill out the interest form to answer any questions.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How many products will my clients get each month?”]Diaper Program
Each month, each child receives 50 diapers (sizes newborn through 6) or 20 Pull-Ups (all sizes of Pull-Ups) that match the size they currently need. Children can receive diapers until their 3rd birthday. Pull-Ups are only available to our home visiting/case management partners at this time.

Baby wipes are available; the quantity varies based on inventory.

Period Program
Period kits with 20 products are provided for anyone in the household who menstruates. We offer pad-only kits and pad & tampon kits.

Incontinence Program
Seniors receive 20 products (pads or briefs) each month in the size they need.

Other Misc Products
We get other products that we make available to our partners from time to time. In the past, this has included items like formula, Halo Sleep Sacks, board books, bottles, pacifiers, rash cream, baby wash/lotion, hand sanitizer, etc.

 [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How are the products packaged?”]We double wrap bundles of 25 diapers in plastic wrap with a size label on each one. Each child gets two bundles (50 diapers) each month (or one bundle of 20 Pull-Ups).

We package period kits in plastic zip closure bags. We offer two-period kit options. Pad Only (ten regular pads, five liners, and five overnight pads) or Pad & Tampon (five regular pads, five liners, five overnight pads, and five tampons). Each kit contains printed information on how to use the products. Kits containing tampons have information about toxic shock syndrome.

We wrap bundles of 20 pads or briefs in plastic wrap with a label on each. Adults get one bundle (20 products) each month.

 [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How, When, Where will I get the diapers for my clients each month?”]WHAT: Partner agencies place orders for the products, sizes, and quantities they need each month.

HOW: Each partner agency is responsible for picking up their diapers from Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank’s warehouse each month.

WHERE: Our warehouse is located at 77 S. Henderson St. Galesburg, IL 61401

WHEN: Diaper pick-up is on Wednesday mornings from 9-12.  When you become a partner, we will assign you a week for your pick-up (example: 3rd Wednesday of each month)[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do you have any reporting requirements?”]Yes! But we try to make it as simple as possible.  After all, diapers are just a small part of the important work that you do.

 [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do you have any data around diaper distribution outcomes?”]We sure do! Every time an individual receives a product, they fill out a brief survey. We collect and analyze that data and send you a report on the diaper outcomes for YOUR agency at the end of the year. So you’ll be able to show precisely how providing products has helped your clients, in their own words.

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