Funded Partner Spotlight: Texas Diaper Bank
Celebrating 15 years of collaboration with the Texas Diaper Bank
MHM’s longstanding partnership with the Texas Diaper Bank, a ministry of health, education, and nutrition, began in 1997 and since then MHM has awarded over $2.5 million to the agency to help promote the growth of healthier and more productive families in our community. Recently, MHM executive leaders and Wesley Nurses enjoyed celebrating the opening of the new Texas Diaper Bank facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and debut of a video produced by MHM about the organization’s impact within the community. MHM looks forward to the continued success of the Texas Diaper Bank and congratulates their staff and leadership on their achievements.
The Texas Diaper Bank is a safety net for local, struggling individuals and families. The bank’s Healthy Families initiative provides diapers, wipes, formula and other necessities to parents for their infants. In 2013, over 362,000 diapers and 10,000 articles of baby clothes were distributed. The program also collaborates with MHM’s Wesley Nurses to provide health education, through My Healthy Child classes, for the families where they learn about caring for the unique needs of infants.
The Texas Diaper Bank also meets the growing needs of the elderly in Bexar County by distributing incontinence items such as adult depends, wipes, and bed liners as part of the organization’s Healthy Seniors program. In addition, 620,000 pounds of food were distributed in 2013 through a network of partner organizations as part of the bank’s hunger relief programs. Over 13,500 unduplicated families were served by the Texas Diaper Bank last year resulting in over 55,000 units of service.
To learn more about the Texas Diaper Bank, visit www.texasdiaperbank.org.