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
Since 2012, PDX Diaper Bank has provided nearly 4 million diapers, both cloth and disposable, to children and families in need. Equitable access to diapering essentials supports the health and wellness of our community, as well as eases financial strain for families during the pursuit of personal, educational, and professional success. PDX Diaper Bank maximizes its impact by distributing diapering essentials to a diverse network of local nonprofit and government partner agencies that provide critical services to individuals and families experiencing poverty.
“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
Equitable access to diapering essentials supports the health, resilience, and self-sufficiency of families experiencing poverty. 1 in 2 U.S. families are now impacted by #DiaperNeed, and PDX Diaper Bank monitors diaper need locally to create strategic pathways for diaper distribution that fosters optimal support to those experiencing barriers to essential services. In 2022, over 56% of PDX Diaper Bank’s services supported communities of color, and we continue to prioritize services to BIPOC-led organizations that support communities through cultural and linguistic practices. 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.
Baby2Baby, an in-kind diaper sponsor, will generously match 1 diaper for every $1 raised through the campaign (up to 20,000). Thanks to the support of Custom Comet, all donors will receive a free gift of an adorable “I give a crap about diaper need” air freshener.
Baby2Baby – A 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides children living across the country with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.
Custom Comet – Creating out-of-this-world custom merchandise such as air fresheners, lapel pins, patches, stickers, and much more.
Year Founded: 2012
Tax ID: 455546960
PDX Diaper Bank is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard.
They're a little-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.