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“All of the speakers Monday admitted it’s not only women changing diapers, but advised that the financial burden of buying diapers can be especially difficult for single mothers.”

  • April 19, 2016
    20 Million and Counting!
    The Diaper Bank
    The Diaper Bank is proud to celebrate a new milestone by passing the threshold of 20 million diapers distributed!
    Thank you for helping us reach this milestone!
  • March 14, 2016
    New Haven Study Leads to National Diaper Initiative
    News8, WTNH
    Written by: Jacquie Slater, WTNH Reporter

    “Diapers. Every baby needs them but not all parents can afford them. Dr. Megan Smith is the director of the New Haven MOMS Partnership. For two years she studied the diaper needs of mothers in New Haven. Her research results made their way to the White House. Now, the Obama Administration has announced the Community Diaper Program, which will allow non-profits to purchase diapers in bulk and at discounted rates to be distributed to parents who need diaper assistance.” More Info
  • March 10, 2016
    Surge Pricing for Diapers
    The White House
    Written by: The White House, by Luke Tate & Josh Miller

    “Lower-income families often pay higher prices for these basic goods, and share that they sometimes feel pressure to stretch or reuse disposable diapers to make limited resources last. When this happens, babies face risk of infections and even hospitalizations, and the stress can lead to serious mental health challenges for caregivers.” More Info
  • March 10, 2016
    The Diaper Divide
    The White House
    Written by: The White House, by Cecilia Muñoz

    “When families can’t afford a healthy number of diapers for their babies, they’re faced with a choice between buying diapers and paying for food, rent, or utilities like heat. We don’t have a program to help struggling families buy diapers for their children. So, we’re getting creative and using every tool we have to help solve this problem.” More Info
  • March 7, 2016
    Legislators, others support bill to eliminate tax on certain feminine hygiene products, diapers.
    Middletown Press
    Written by: Anna Bisaro

    “All of the speakers Monday admitted it’s not only women changing diapers, but advised that the financial burden of buying diapers can be especially difficult for single mothers.” More Info
  • March 7, 2016
    Lawmakers Seek to Repeal Tax on Tampons and Diapers
    NBC News Connecticut
    Written by: Christiane Cordero

    “State lawmakers introduced a bill on Monday that would expand the sales tax exemption to include feminine hygiene products and disposable or reusable diapers.” More Info
  • March 6, 2016
    Shamrock and Roll in New Haven Benefits The Diaper Bank
    WTIC Fox News Connecticut
    Written by: Jim McKeever

    More than 25,000 runners and walkers dressed up in their St. Patrick Day’s gear benefiting the non-profit Diaper Bank of New Haven. More Info
  • August 2015
    The taxing problem of bringing up baby on a meager wage
    Al Jazeera America
    Written by: Azure Gilman

    With sales tax on basic needs and complicated credits, low-income parents are hit hard by the cost of rearing. More Info
  • August 2015
    Diaper Dilemma
    Al Jazeera America
    Written by: Al Jazeera America

    This piece by Al Jazeera America examines diaper need and how it is being met by diaper banks across the country. More Info
  • August 2015
    Diaper banks provide relief for struggling parents, starting at the bottom
    Al Jazeera America
    Written by: Azure Gilman

    Almost a third of families say they lack the diapers they need; network of nonprofits tries to fill that gap. More Info
  • February 2015
    Exempt Diapers From Sales Tax
    The Hartford Courant
    Written by: Janet StolfiAlfano

    Kudos to state Sen. Mae Flexer and Rep. Kelly Luxenberg for introducing HB 6595, An Act Exempting Baby Diapers From the Sales Tax. More Info
  • January 2015
    Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Sales Tax On Diapers
    CT NEWS Junkie
    Written by: Cara Rosner

    Two Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to exempt baby diapers from state sales tax. More Info
  • September 2014
    Diaper Need Awareness Week
    WTIC Fox News Connecticut
    Written by: Katie Harris

    Diaper Rally Helps Families in Need More Info
  • September 2014
    Middletown Diaper Drive Aims to Help Low Income Families
    Middletown Press
    Written by: KaitlynSchroyer

    The rally is held to mark Diaper Need Awareness Week and according to Diaper Bank executive director Janet StolfiAlfano, nearly 30 percent of low-income families cannot afford enough diapers to keep their babies outfitted throughout the day and evening. More Info
  • August 2014
    Bottom Line
    The Daily Nutmeg
    Written by: Cara Rosner

    You’ve heard of food banks to help those in need. How about The Diaper Bank? More Info
  • July 2013
    Yale Study: Moms Who Can’t Afford Diapers Are More Likely To Be Depressed
    WTIC Fox News Connecticut
    Written by: Audrey Kuchen

    Low-income mothers in New Haven who can’t afford enough diapers to keep their babies clean and dry are more likely to report trouble coping with stress, depression or trauma, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. More Info
  • July 2013
    High Cost of Diapers Leads to Stresses for Moms: Study
    NBC News Connecticut
    Written by: NBC Connecticut News

    A study by researchers at Yale finds as many as one-third of parents struggle to pay for diapers. More Info
  • July 2013
    WPKN interview with Janet StolfiAlfano of The Diaper Bank
    WPKN radio
    Written by: Steve di Constanzo

    Thank you to Steve di Constanzo of WPKN for the great interview this afternoon.
    You can hear the interview which begins around minute 48:00 of the program. More Info
  • March 25, 2012
    Diaper Bank’s new Executive Director understands importance of mission
    New Haven Register
    Written by: Pamela McLoughlin

    Alfano recently was named executive director of The Diaper Bank, having served as acting executive director since October. More Info
  • March 20, 2012
    WICC 600 am Interview with Janet Alfano of The Diaper Bank
    WICC 600 am
    Written by: Mike Bellamy

    Listen to Mike Bellamy of WICC 600 am interview Executive Director Janet StolfiAlfano More Info
  • February 2012
    Start at birth to close achievement gap
    New Haven Register
    Written by: Janet StolfiAlfano

    A mountain of research demonstrates that investing in early childhood care and education pays off in the long run. Children enter school ready to learn and succeed in school and life. More Info
  • October 2011
    New Haven-based Diaper Bank gets behind legislation to provide free supplies
    New Haven Register
    Written by: Angela Carter

    In Connecticut, mothers spend at least $20 to $30 per week for diapers, a cost that causes too many moms to make tradeoffs that can endanger children’s health, family advocates say. More Info
  • October 2011
    For want of a diaper, lives change
    CT Post
    Written by: CT Post

    As everyone knows, millions of families with children are struggling in this current economy. Kids who have fallen into poverty in this recession will earn an average of $19,000 a year less than their more fortunate peers. They are 20 percent more likely to suffer health problems. And, without adequate nutrition, they will even further behind. More Info
  • October 2011
    DeLauro’s diaper bill: No time for a rash decision
    The Record Journal
    Written by: Robert Cyr

    Supporters of a proposed change in federal law that would allow child care providers to begin supplying diapers to needy families say it could help supplement an already strained diaper-supply program, but it’s unclear how the change might affect grant money to such agencies. More Info
  • October 2011
    DeLauro’s Bill Would Make Diapers More Affordable For Poor Parents
    The Hartford Courant
    Written by: Susan Campbell

    Carmelo Mendez is a disabled Navy veteran, and the single father of Gabriel, age 7 months. Every month, Gabriel goes through roughly $100 worth of (for now, anyway) size 4 disposable diapers. For help, Mendez relies on The Diaper Bank, which provides diapers to agencies around the state, which then distribute the diapers among their clients. More Info
  • June 17, 2009
    The Diaper Bank on Good Morning America
    Good Morning America
    “GMA’s” AmeriCAN series focuses on ordinary people committing extraordinary acts of kindness and bravery.

    In challenging times, it’s sometimes hard to be optimistic, but across the United States, there are people who focus on the greater good by helping their neighbors, friends and community.
    June 17, 2009: The Diaper Bank Helps Families One Diaper at a Time More Info
  • June 4, 2009
    Positively Connecticut
    All Things Connecticut
    You might call it The Bottom Line for babies – clean diapers. But for some families in CT, an adequate supply of diapers is a luxury. Thanks to one New Haven woman, kids are “pampered” now, because of an idea that is positively CT. More Info
  • April 2009
    Time Magazine Power of One: Starting a Diaper Bank.
    Time Magazine
    Written by: Belinda Luscombe

    Food stamps don’t cover hygiene products. That’s why one volunteer is organizing diaper depots. More Info
  • December 1, 2008
    Connecticut Standing Tall 2008
    CT Magazine
    Written by: Jennifer Huget

    Connecticut Magazine salutes “those in our midst who have found ways to act-and thus serve as examples to all of us.” More Info
  • September 2008
    Clean Start
    Miller-McCune Magazine
    Written by: Colleen Shaddox

    Joanne Goldblum saw poor people reusing disposable diapers and had to do something. Her nonprofit, The Diaper Bank, now gives 150,000 diapers a month to people in need. More Info
  • July 11, 2008
    Joanne Goldblum named ABC News ‘Person of the Week’.
    People Magazine Heroes Among Us
    People Magazine
    Joanne Goldblum, Founder and President of The Diaper Bank, honored as one of People magazine’s ‘Heroes Among Us’. More Info
  • May 12, 2008
    People Magazine Heroes Among Us
    People Magazine
    Joanne Goldblum, Founder and President of The Diaper Bank, honored as one of People magazine’s ‘Heroes Among Us’. More Info
  • December 30, 2007
    Person of the Year
    New Haven Register
    Written by: Pamela McCoughlin

    Joanne Goldblum and the New Haven Diaper Bank changing lives. NH Reg Person of the Year 2007. More Info
  • December 16, 2007
    Basic need for the poor: Diapers
    New York Times
    Written by: Gerri Hirshey
    More Info

The Diaper Bank named ‘Champion in Action’ by Citizens Bank

The Diaper Bank awarded $25,000 from the Citizens Bank Champions in Action program-a unique initiative designed to reward the nonprofit organizations that work so hard to champion change in our communities and make life better for us all. More Info

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