State of the Diaper Bank
In 2017 The Haven Diaper Bank was very busy. We served 42 families, including 3 foster parent families, giving out 5,100 diapers and 199 packages of wipes. We handed out 18 newborn kits, 15 hygiene kits for moms and 9 kits for children and babies. We also were able to hand out formula, blankets, hats, baby food, breast pumps, boppys, nursing aids and many bags with a variety of goodies supplied by your donations.
We were able to help families with many needs outside of physical goods as well. We provided 14 families with parenting classes, and several families use our facility on a regular basis to have non-custodial parent visitations.
As the diaper bank has grown every year we expect 2018 to be the same. The estimate for 2017 was only 2,500 diapers and we more than doubled that amount. We never ran out, God always provided enough to give to every family.
With all of this information it’s time again for our annual Diaper Drive and sponsorships. This year we are including an option for individuals or businesses to sponsor various needs we have. All sponsorships will include the sponsors name or logo on the item, program or materials. Their name or logo will also be placed a leaf on our 2018 Giving Tree which is being painted on the wall in our hallway.
We invite you to visit us, see our new location above city hall, and see how things work. We will be having an open house on February 10 from 10 – noon. We hope to see you so we can share our progress and blessings with you.