Texas diaper bank

History

Established by ten local United Methodist Churches in San Antonio, Texas, since 1997 the Texas Diaper Bank has been working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities and seniors. The organization’s mission of: to provide programs and services, to respond to families in crisis and improve the daily conditions of their lives has led the organization to provide a continuum of basic needs services combined with educational opportunities that strengthen a family’s self-reliance.

 

Present

In 2015, the Texas Diaper Bank partnered with 13 nonprofits agencies and served over 33,000 individuals in 9 counties (Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Gillepie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Ulvalde). The organization distributed 969,000 baby items, diapers and incontinence supplies with a staff of six full time employees, 12 board members and 2,800 volunteers.

 Our Programs:

  • Healthy Babies – Promotes the well-being, healthy growth, and development of babies by providing their family with diapers, and health education classes; which gives these families access to our “Market Days” where they can receive other essential baby items once a month.
  • Hunger Relief Program – Assures that families are able to meet their nutritional needs through food assistance and four sponsored mobile food pantries.
  • Incontinence Gap Program – Provides special needs youth and adults with incontinence products during the interim application period for a Medicaid program.

 

These program(s) services are provided directly to families or through partnerships with other nonprofit agencies.

Additional support services provided to families include:

  • Federal benefits enrollment (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CHIP, WIC, & HOPE)
  • “My Healthy Child” classes enrollment
  • Referrals to other agencies.

We   Our Donors

Awards & Recognition

  • National Diaper Bank Network: Regional Partner

  • United Way Agency

  • Neighborhood Builders Award

  • “Best All Around” Multi Service Agency of the Year

  • Chamber of Commerce

Contact Information

West Loop II Business Park 5415 Bandera Rd. #504 San Antonio, TX 78238

Phone: 210-731-8118      Fax: 210-731-8168

Email: help@texasdiaperbank.org