Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank distributes diapers through a network of community, non-profit, educational and health care partner organizations that are serving low-income women and children with comprehensive, evidence based programming proven to strengthen and stabilize families and give children healthy and happy beginnings.
If families are struggling to provide diapers for their children they are likely struggling with many other needs essential for health and wellbeing. Because of this, the Diaper Bank works exclusively with community distribution partners–adding diapers to the list of services our partners can provide–rather than distributing diapers directly to families. By working with partners, the Diaper Bank avoids creating a new distribution system–but more importantly, strengthens the programming of our partners, allowing them to make diapers available to their families. When families don’t have to worry about where to get diapers they are free to focus more intention and effort on meeting the goals of their engagement in our partner programs. Put simply: diapers strengthen the lives of both the organizations with whom we partner, and the lives of the families who receive them.
2019 DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
- Abilities Plus
- Family Planning Services
- Family Outreach Community Center
- Henderson County Sparklers & Friends
- Jamieson Community Center
- Knox County Child Advocacy Center
- Knox County Cradles to Crayons
- Mercer County Eaglets & Friends
- Mercer County Health Department
- Mercer County Senior Citizens Center
- Peoria County Bright Futures
- Salvation Army – Galesburg
- Spoon River Pregnancy Center
- The Forgotten Initiative
- V.N.A. Community Services
- Warren County Watch Me Grow
BECOME A PARTNER
The only way Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank gets our diapers out into the hands of the families who need them is through partnerships with local non-profit organizations, school districts, doctor’s offices, and churches.
The Diaper Bank’s mission to provide diapers to the families who need them most in West Central Illinois is best achieved when we partner with local organizations already serving these families.
When families know they will get diapers through an organization they are more likely to participate in programs that will benefit them in other ways and are more likely to keep appointments with service providers. When basic needs are met, families are more able to work on the complex tasks of emotional, social or physical development being tackled by our partners.
The Diaper Bank seeks partners who are committed to collaborative work – helping us understand the scope, causes and consequences of diaper need in our community and helping us understand the impact that our diapers make in the lives of families.
We ask our partners to commit to helping us collect data, talk about diaper need and the Diaper Bank in the community, and to join us in advocacy efforts that would make diapers more accessible for the families who need them in Illinois and nationwide.