PDX Diaper Bank
In collaboration with partner agencies, PDX Diaper Bank provides diapers and diapering supplies to low-income families with young children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities living in Portland and the surrounding areas.
Bottom Line for Portland
PDX Diaper Bank distributes diapering supplies monthly to a diverse network of nonprofit partner agencies, all of which provide critical services to low-income children and families working toward goals of health, economic stability, and educational achievements. PDX Diaper Bank has provided more than 2 million diapers (cloth and disposable) to the community since 2012.
“Thank God I was able to get these diapers. If I couldn't get them today [to provide to the daycare center], I probably would have lost my job.” -Local Mom/Working towards housing stability and safety
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Systemic inequities, including access to diapers, were magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to address this, PDX Diaper Bank developed a new program which facilitated the distribution of an additional 600,000 diapers to support a network of 21 BIPOC-led organizations. One hundred percent of these services supported culturally specific programs and communities of color. PDX Diaper Bank also prioritizes decision-making led by people personally connected to the communities we serve; our staff and board identify as parents, have personally experienced diaper need and/or work with families impacted by diaper need.
PDX Diaper Bank Board of Directors - PDX Diaper Bank opened its doors in 2012, and our small (but mighty) Board was fundamental to that process. Nine years later, it is the continued dedication of this amazing, rotating group of volunteers that help make our mission to #EndDiaperNeed possible.