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Junior League of Boca Raton Teams Up With National Diaper Bank Network to Help Moms and Babies

Newly formed national non-profit organization and Huggies “Every Little Bottom” donate 200,000 diapers to Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank

Nov. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- BOCA RATON, FL - Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank is the proud recipient of a donation from Huggies of over 200,000 diapers to support South Florida’s first Diaper Bank.  To help launch the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), a non-profit organization with a mission to raise awareness of diaper need, Huggies Every Little Bottom is donating 12 million diapers this holiday season to moms and babies in need.  Huggies and the NDBN are traveling to 12 regions in 12 days, delivering a total of 12 million diapers along the way.  South Florida was selected as one of the 12 regions and will be receiving 1 million diapers to help local families in need.  

On Wednesday, November 9th, Diaper Bank Committee Members and Junior League volunteers got right to work unloading the tractor trailer size delivery into donated storage space.  Also on hand for the delivery were representatives from the four organizations that benefit from the League’s Diaper Bank; National Diaper Bank Network Executive Director, Joanne Goldblum; and Boca Raton Mayor, Susan Whelchel.  “We started our diaper bank last year by collecting 42,000 diapers, and now through our partnership with  NDBN we’ll be able to help even more families in our community.  The Junior League saw an unmet need in our community and took action, that’s what we do,” said Nancy Dockerty, President of the Junior League of Boca Raton.

The Junior League of Boca Raton created the first Diaper Distribution Network in South Florida to serve a huge need in our community. One in three American mothers struggles to provide enough diapers for their babies.  The Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank hopes to help break that cycle for the babies of South Palm Beach and North Broward Counties.  To date, the Diaper Bank has distributed over 12,000 diapers which have positively impacted the lives of over 90 babies per month.  
Four organizations were selected from a pool of applications to be served by the Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank during the first year of operation: Caridad Center, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, and Milagro Center.  At this time, diapers are only distributed through our partnering organizations and not to individuals.

The Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank is proud to be partnering with Rosemurgy Properties and Mission Bay Self Storage who have generously donated storage space for the donation.  Mission Bay Self Storage in Boca Raton and Federal Highway Self Storage will also become designated drop-off locations for citizens interested in donating diapers to the bank.  In addition, Sunbelt Rentals kindly donated a forklift and pallet jack for the Huggies delivery.

For more information on how you can help the Junior League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank, please email diaperbank@jlbr.org.

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This year, the Junior League of Boca Raton is celebrating 40 years of service to our community. Throughout the year, JLBR members will contribute more than 25,000 volunteer hours and raise more than $250,000 to support our mission of training volunteers, developing the potential of women and improving the South Florida community.

The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Since 1971, the JLBR has been an integral part of our community. The Junior League of Boca Raton is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is comprised of 292 Junior Leagues across the United States and in four countries.

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