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Loudoun Cares 2022 Outstanding Volunteer Nominations (Individual / Team)

January – March 7, 2022

It’s that special time of year to nominate your favorite nonprofit volunteer members and their team!

The NOVA Diaper Bank (A Hand Up-NOVA, Inc.) volunteer members include Susan Mullen, Kaycee Childress, My Pham, Jerome Schlafer, Sapna Hencinski, and Jane Nash.

Thank you for your consideration and nominate here: https://www.loudouncares.org/2022-ova/

Give Choose Campaign – March 15 - 29, 2022

Realizing that so many children and families are still suffering economic hardships, beginning March 15 thru March 29, we are participating in the Give Choose 2022 Campaign and day (March 29) to raise awareness and additional funds to fulfill diaper need orders in Loudoun County. Give Choose is a 24-hour day of giving organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties to benefit local charities serving our community.

Early giving starts March 15! Use this link:

https://www.givechoose.org/NOVADiaperBank

To review our profile, mission statement and more, including photos!

https://www.GiveChoose.org

Find our Organization: A Hand Up-NOVA, Inc., Ashburn, VA.

Any amount of $10 - $100, small or large, makes an impact and difference in helping vulnerable families with young children in need. Thank you for your kind consideration and support!

Know of a Family that Needs Diaper Assistance?

For a list of our helping Resources and Agencies: https://novadiaperbank.org/local-resources-for-help

https://novadiaperbank.org/espanol

The FACTS:

Diaper need is an overlooked crisis that disproportionately affects low-income families. With diapers costing up to $100 per month per child, many families cannot maintain an adequate supply of diapers to provide for their child’s most basic needs. Without sufficient diapers, vulnerable children are at risk for health issues, including UTI’s, skin infections, and emotional and physical neglect. Sadly, one in three families does not have sufficient diapers to keep their children clean, dry, and healthy.

Diaper need is a public health issue and diaper banks and their volunteers serve on the front lines of Loudoun County’s Covid 19 pandemic response, helping families in our communities weather the crisis. Your help has a positive impact.

Most childcare centers require parents to provide a day's supply of diapers for their child to attend. Without sufficient diapers, parents are not able to leave their children in childcare centers, impacting their ability to work.

There are no state or federal child safety-net program which allocates dollars specifically for diaper purchases.

Our goal is to raise funds to continue to purchase diapers monthly to help vulnerable children.

We are currently delivering 25,000 diapers a month, serving 650 families! Can you help replenish our shelves? Each baby matters and every dollar and diaper makes a difference! Whether $10 to $100, no amount is too small to make the change from the bottom up!

Here's What YOU Can Do to Help

We couldn’t do our work without you! As an all-volunteer staff, 100% of dollars donated goes towards diaper purchases and programming.

To make an online tax-deductible donation: https://novadiaperbank.org/donate

Personal or Business Check Donations can be mailed:

A Hand Up-NOVA, Inc.

P.O. Box 2115, Ashburn, VA 20146

Support our organization through Amazon Smile by clicking here.

Visit our wishlist and support our organization with diapers at https://novadiaperbank.org/wishlist

Please be as generous as you can. Thank you for your support. We are an all-volunteer staff so 100% of dollars donated goes towards diapers and programming.

Host a Diaper Drive

Host your business, church, civic organization or neighborhood diaper collection drive! As we all give back helping our families in our local communities, our updated and online diaper drive campaign kit is easily downloaded to kick off your event!

https://novadiaperbank.org/diaper-drive-kit

Our sincere gratitude to those amazing people and generous organizations who held diaper drive campaigns including:

The Primrose School of Aldie - whose families donated over 2,800 diapers!

4th Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD who donated 671 diapers!

At least 10% of the diapers we give to organizations come from these diapers drives and another 10% come from people who shop our wishlists. Oftentimes, our donors remain anonymous to us. Please know you are appreciated and have a large impact on our ability to serve.

Thank You Donors and Volunteers!!!

We give our heartfelt thanks to Northwest Federal Credit Union customers who donated over 125,000 diapers last spring and staff members who volunteer hundreds of hours at NOVA Diaper Bank.

Thank You to our Student Volunteers

Our sincere thanks to Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank who help replenish our stock of Newborn Diapers!!!

Testimonies

“The NOVA Diaper Bank is an AMAZING organization. They help over 300 babies every month with diapers. They always go above and beyond to help the families at INMED Partnerships for Children. We really appreciate everything that you do.”

“I love giving time and money to this non-profit because it all goes to program. Everyone is a volunteer. Our partner organizations do a phenomenal job of getting help to children in need. It truly warms the heart to see so many people willing to give of themselves.”

“A Hand-Up NOVA has been a tremendous resource for families at our Loudoun County Public School who struggle to provide diapers for their families. We are very lucky to have them as part of our "village”.“

Focus on our Drop Off Locations

We accept new and unused infant and toddler diapers at our diaper drop-off locations including Oak Health Club (Ashburn), Samskara Yoga Studio (Sterling), and Dulles South Automotive (South Riding/Chantilly) and Midas (Chantilly)! Has your baby grown out of a diaper size and you have leftovers? We’ll take them! You’ll find a complete list of business and residential diaper drop-off locations throughout Loudoun and Fairfax counties on our website:

Visit our website www.NOVADiaperBank.org and the National Diaper Bank Network websites to learn more about diaper need at the local and national level: https://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/

All of us at The NOVA Diaper Bank (A Hand Up-NOVA, Inc.) are beyond grateful for your generosity and support as we work together so that all younger children and their families have enough diapers to keep them clean, healthy and thriving!