Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank
Winter Newsletter
NEW Westmoreland Diaper Hub!

Over the past eight years, the WPDB has continued to grow and expand into new communities. With that growth came the need for another diaper hub to house all the supplies before distributing and transporting them to locations farther away from our main warehouse. This is why we are thrilled to share that we now have a Diaper Hub in Westmoreland County.

The Early Learning Resource Center, located at 4893 State Route 30, Greensburg, PA, has generously donated space for us to house diapers that need to be repackaged for distribution to our Westmoreland Partner Agencies. Now that they are set up, we are looking for volunteers to help repackage the diapers and other supplies. Currently, volunteer hours would be Monday- Friday 9a-5p . If you’re interested in volunteering let us know by emailing info@wpadiaperbank.org .
WPDB Welcomes Board Member, New Employees
Matt Collins has been elected to the WPDB Board of Directors. Mr. Collins is the Vice President of Data Protection and the Insider Threat Program Manager at Citizens Bank. He holds a Masters of Science Information Security Policy and Management degree.
Cashmere Gore is the new WPDB Office Assistant. He will do data entry, help with coordinating volunteers, perform general office duties and network. He previously worked in the Mayor’s office as a Government Affairs Associate and brings with him fundraising experience. Cashmere graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications.
Upcoming Events
No More Hiding: Body Positive Workshop for Prenatal + Postpartum Moms

Hosted by:  The Heart Advocate
When: Sun., March 8, 2020 at 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Tickets ► http://bit.ly/Body-Positivity-Workshop

It is so hard to accept your body in a society that tells prenatal and postpartum moms that their priority after delivering their child is to make sure they #bounceback . This workshop seeks to help the mom that doesn't want to body shame herself during postpartum.

What You Will Gain:
► How to accept your postpartum body
► What body-positive looks like during postpartum
► How to be compassionate with your postpartum body
► Support and Advice as a prenatal + postpartum mother

There will also be some volunteer work after the workshop to help other mothers in need at the Diaper Bank by:

1. Creating positivity notes to go with the packaged diapers for the families
2. Re-package diapers

MBA Gives Back! Spring 2020 Community Outreach Campaign

We want to thank the Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwestern PA for choosing the WPDB as the recipient for its Spring 2020 Community Outreach campaign. If you're interested in helping out, you can make a donation right on their Facebook page ► click here .

If you would prefer to make a donation by check or wish to hold a Diaper Drive in your office or neighborhood, please contact:

Joanna Owen, joanna@owenappraisal.com or 

Constance Lawrence , clawrency@fcbanking.com

Thank you, Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwestern PA.
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

When: Sat., May 9, 2020 at 9 AM – 11 AM
Where: Heinz Field

Walk to End Diaper Need!
Join the WPDB as we Walk to End Diaper Need at this year's Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. 100% of the proceeds raised by the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank benefit our diaper need program and help us provide families and babies with the diapers they need to stay happy and healthy.
How can you participate? There are a few ways;

Form a team
Join an existing team
Register as an individual
Donate directly to the WPDB campaign
This is our first year participating in this amazing event so we hope you will join us and make it a success!
You can register or donate at http://bit.ly/WPDBHighmarkWalk .
Save the Date!
Mother's Day Diaper Drives

Looking for a special way to honor your mom this Mother’s Day? Have you thought about hosting a Mother’s Day Diaper Drive?

This is a great way to recognize your mom while helping other mom’s who are trying to do the best they can for their babies.

Get more information about hosting a diaper drive on our website .

United Way
Day of Action

On, and around June 21, tens of thousands of people across the globe volunteer to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. The United Way’s Day of Action provides opportunities for volunteers, donors and advocates to be part of solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. If you want to change lives and communities, stand with United Way by joining a Day of Action effort, or  contact them to see how you can get involved.
National Diaper Need Awareness Week

National Diaper Need Awareness Week will be held during the week of September 21 – September 27, 2020 and draws attention to the issue of diaper need in the U.S. The week provides individuals, organizations, communities, and elected officials the opportunity to engage in talk and simple actions to help raise the awareness of diaper need. The WPDB often holds different events during this week including our big fall fundraiser, Diamonds & Diapers. Stay tuned for more information.