September 2021
A Note from our Executive Director

Dear friend,

It has been some time since my children were in diapers, but I remember how expensive they were, and what a relief it was when they became potty trained. Families spend an average of $50 - $100 per month on diapers. Most babies go through 12 diapers per day which is a cost that adds up very quickly especially when the health of your child is at stake.

Unlike food or housing, there are no government programs that provide diapers. For a family with one or more young children in Santa Barbara County, parents sometimes choose between clean diapers and paying rent, or buying food.

There has been no diaper bank in Santa Barbara. Until now. I’m delighted to let you know that IVYP has become a member of the National Diaper Bank Network. We began providing diapers to babies in need in February and since then, we have distributed almost 35,000 diapers! But, we are just scratching the surface.

This week is Diaper Awareness Week. I ask you to consider making a gift to our diaper fund, so that we can purchase more diapers. If you’re really motivated, please consider making a bigger gift, so that we can grow our capacity to share diapers across the county. If we work together, we can do this!

Lori Goodman
Executive Director

IVYP is hiring!

Do you love working with children? Are you looking for a career in early childhood education? Come and join the IVYP team! IVYP is hiring for two staff positions at our Children’s Center. We are looking for qualified candidates to serve as teachers and teacher’s assistants.

To inquire, learn more and apply please click here
Staff spotlight - Erika Maldonado

"IVYP is an organization with many branches supporting families in our community. The new leadership team of executives, program coordinators and myself are working towards a vision of high quality service all around."

IVYP Launches New Website

IVYP is excited to announce that we have launched our new website! Our redesigned website shares the work of IVYP while providing clear information on what we’re up to and how to get involved. Thank you to Meredith Reeback at Homegrown Graphics for working with us on this special project. We look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

Check out our new website here! www.ivyp.org
Harvest of the Month

Each month we share a healthy, easy and affordable recipe to try that highlights ingredients you can get at our food distribution. This month we are highlighting apples! We love apples because they are an amazing source of vitamin c and fiber. Apples are incredibly good for you and eating them is linked to a lower risk of many major diseases, including diabetes and cancer. This recipe is great because it is an easy, quick and super delicious way to start your day!

Read the full recipe here
Get Involved with IVYP
IVYP needs your support as we work hard to support our community in the wake of COVID-19. We’ve stepped up and we need your help to continue. Please consider a donation to IVYP’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help us continue to provide the caring, proactive and flexible support our community needs. 
Be a diaper champion by sponsoring the cost of diapers for local families. Diapers are one of the most consistent requests from our families at our FRC. Disposable diapers can cost as much as $100 per month per baby so every contribution makes a big difference.
Did you know that many of our most vulnerable students don’t have a dedicated place at home to do their school work? IVYP will purchase and distribute folding desks to any GUSD student who has a need through our new Study Table Fund. To support this effort click here to donate.
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