Diaper Bank focuses on families in need

Diaper Bank focuses on families in need

Packed into a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Durham are two million disposable diapers that individuals and diaper companies have donated to the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, a Durham nonprofit that has distributed over one million diapers to agencies serving low-income families since it began operating in June 2013.

Duke's Community Care Fund Opens New Round of Grants for Triangle Non-Profits

Michelle Old founded the Diaper Bank of North Carolina in January 2013. The Diaper Bank distributes around 75,000 diapers monthly statewide through a network of service provider organizations. The Diaper Bank received its very first grant in 2014 from Duke employees through Doing Good in the Neighborhood. Photo credit: Jon Young, JY Visuals.

Destination: Volunteering with Diaper Bank of North Carolina

Over the years, my kids have collected items for food banks and cleaned up outdoor spaces. My older daughter also has volunteered several times during the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina's Kids Days. I find these kinds of activities shift the focus from what they want to what other people need, which I think is good and healthy and part of my job as a parent.

Diaper Bank Nonprofit Expands

THE DIAPER BANK OF NORTH CAROLINA-LOWER CAPE FEAR launches February 20 with an event 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 120 South Second Street. Even before the official launch, some local businesses such as Green Baby Diaper Service and Port City Java signed up to serve as drop-off points for donated diapers.

Diaper Bank gets to the bottom of an expensive problem

Relief is coming soon to Wilmington families in need in the form of free diapers.

Relief is coming soon to Wilmington families in need in the form of free diapers. The average family with a baby spends more than $100 per month on diapers. Many struggling families must choose between putting food on the table and buying diapers.

With 310,000 bottoms covered, Diaper Bank sets sights on expansion

A few years ago, Michelle Old was up late in a local hospital, tending to her then foster son, who was regularly under a doctor's care because he could not fight off simple infections, including severe diaper rashes. She'd change the baby's diaper 15 to 20 times a day, not worrying or wondering where the next diaper would come from.

With 310,000 bottoms covered, Diaper Bank sets sights on expansion

A few years ago, Michelle Old was up late in a local hospital, tending to her then foster son, who was regularly under a doctor's care because he could not fight off simple infections, including severe diaper rashes. She'd change the baby's diaper 15 to 20 times a day, not worrying or wondering where the next diaper would come from.

Huggies heist: Diaper bank robbers lift 13K load

In nearly a year’s time, the Diaper Bank of North Carolina has distributed 139,000 diapers, just barely meeting the demand of struggling families in the community.

So it was a devastating blow last weekend when the bank, housed in a church-owned building in Durham, North Carolina, was robbed of its very essence — 13,000 diapers, about one-third of its inventory.