About the National Diaper Bank Network
A portion of the sale from every copy of Broke in America goes to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). Author Joanne Samuel Goldblum serves as the nonprofit’s founding CEO.
NDBN and its more than 240 member diaper bank programs distribute tens of millions of donated diapers each year. One in three US babies faces diaper need.
Without clean diapers:
- babies are exposed to potential health risks and toxic stress;
- mothers are at risk for increased maternal depression;
- parents are unable to access child care, which require a daily supply of diapers; and,
- parents miss work or school.
NDBN’s founding mission was to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of diaper need, to help new and existing diaper banks grow to meet the needs of local communities, and to secure resources that help get diapers to babies in need.
In 2018, NDBN created the Alliance for Period Supplies to help the one in four menstruators who cannot afford products to manage their periods.
The diaper bank movement of today includes more than 240 member diaper bank programs assisting families in 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
To find our more, visit nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.
To support NDBN, visit the organization’s donation page.