More bottoms will be covered with Huggies diapers after healthcare services company Vizient donated 10,000 diapers to the Bottom Line Diaper Bank in Denver.
The diaper bank, operated by Catholic Charities of Denver, provides some 350,000 diapers a year to low-income families for their infants and toddlers. Staff and a volunteer unloaded a truck on Sept. 15 carrying 900 lbs of the Huggies diapers after Vizient’s Clinical Connections Summit in downtown Denver. The donations were delivered to All Saints Parish in Denver where diapers are stored.
“Vizient and Huggies were great to work with. We were very appreciative of their donation,” said Kathryn Nygaard, Bottom Line Diaper Bank liaison for Catholic Charities of Denver. “We’re grateful they chose our diaper drive.”
Vizient is expected to make another donation based on the number of attendees at its summit. So far this year, the Bottom Line Diaper Bank has collected 186,000 diapers. Donations and diapers are provided throughout the year to the diaper bank, which helps to supply diapers to Gabriel House, a network of 12 parishes and volunteers that give much-needed supplies to mothers and families with young children.
“These babies are our future,” said Nhung Nielsen, a Bottom Line Diaper Bank volunteer. “We don’t want mothers to be embarrassed that they can’t afford diapers. It breaks my heart when I think of babies without the diapers they need.”
The diaper bank does not ask for proof of income or other information. Families and individuals of all backgrounds and creeds are served.
“We serve all families,” Nygaard said. “We see a lot of immigrants and refugees. Sometimes were one of the first people they see (after coming to Colorado). We’d love to partner with more businesses to provide diapers.”
This year, the Bottom Line Diaper bank hopes to collect about 500,000 diapers for low-income families. The need continues to rise, Nygaard said.
For more information about the Bottom Line Diaper Bank, visit ccdenver.org/diaper.