Austin Diaper Bank announced in January that it has provided over 100,000 diapers to babies and seniors in need since its founding in summer 2013. In May 2014, the organization achieved its original goal to secure an independent space by leasing office space in north central Austin. Officials said the space has allowed the organization to welcome volunteer groups and store up to 40,000 diapers for the community, but it leaves little room for the group’s annual distribution of 250,000 diapers, which allows Austin Diaper Bank to receive free diapers from Huggies and to meet the needs of the Austin area.
The group says its goal for 2015 is to raise $50,000 to establish professional, full-time leadership, because since its inception, founder Beverly Hamilton has governed the organization on very little funding.
Austin Diaper Bank is dedicated to providing diapers to Austin families in need to strengthen the community as a whole. The group partners with social service agencies of all kinds to distribute the diapers; it does not distribute to individuals.