Kelly’s Cookie Challenge teams have a lot of fun showing off their personality using decorations and creative team names. Who won this year’s prize? Was it Save Second Base, Butter Together, Lord Stanley’s Measuring Cup, BOOGIE BABES, or You Ain’t Seen Muffin Yet? Our winner, BOOGIE BABES, led by Debbi Yaffe. BOOGIE BABES chose DC Diaper Bank as their charity.
Take a moment to recognize the awesome work DC Diaper Bank does every day. Here’s an excerpt from their website about what they do:
“In the case of diapers, DC Diaper Bank believes that giving a little changes a lot. That something as simple as a fresh and clean bottom can help babies and their families rise to the top.
DC Diaper Bank works to provide an adequate and reliable supply of diapers to babies, toddlers and their families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. It is modeled after successful diaper banks around the country, providing diapers to social service organizations that are already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Diaper banks using this model ensure that diapers are distributed to the families that need them the most and in the most effective way.
Diapers not only provide health and happiness to families and babies in need, but they are also a resource to the partners and organizations to which they are given. Having these diapers as a resource increases the services these organizations can provide.”
Diapers are necessary and expensive. In DC, 44% of children under age three live in low-income families. In Maryland the number is 33%, and in Virginia 36% of three-year-olds share this reality. The cost of living in the DC metro area is the 8th highest in the country.
The DC Diaper Bank provides an average of 100,000+ diapers to more than 3,600 families a month. To date the DC Diaper Bank has donated over 2,700,000 diapers to families in need, and this number continues to grow.”
If you want to find out more about the DC Diaper Bank and the awesome work they’re doing over there, you can visit their website here!