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Jefferson award

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May 2016

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WPDB Executive Director Wins Second Jefferson Award

Cathy Battle, WPDB Executive Director, was among awardees receiving the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jefferson Award in April for community service.  She was nominated by a colleague at Forbes Regional Hospital, where she works as a neonatal respiratory therapist. The Diaper Bank also won the Jefferson Award in 2015.

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Brambler boutique

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May 2016

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Brambler Boutique Now Diaper Drop-off Site

Thank you, Brambler Boutique, 3609 Butler St., Lawrenceville! Brambler Boutique is now a drop-off site for diaper donations! Sizes 4, 5 and 6 are most needed. The shop is open daily except Monday. Call for hours: 412-682-1327 or find them on Facebook!

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President Obama speaking in front of the American flag

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May 2016

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President Addresses Diaper Need on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day 2016, President Obama addressed the nation’s diaper need. Since the President’s challenge to businesses in March to get involved, he announced this past Mother’s Day that American businesses donated more than 3 million diapers to diaper banks. READ MORE.

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President Obama speaking

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Mar 2016

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White House Addresses “Diaper Divide” in US

In a March 10, 2016 announcement, President Obama called upon US businesses to help address the nation’s diaper gap. Read more.

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three babies holding hands

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Mar 2016

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WPDB Supports National Legislation to Ease Diaper Crisis

US House Bill 4055: Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2015 directs the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants to states to conduct demonstration projects to implement and evaluate strategies to help families address the diapering supply needs of eligible children. Contact your US ...

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Rev. Phillip Battle and Cathy Battle radio interview

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Jan 2016

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Diaper Bank Featured on KQV Radio’s “Pittsburgh Profiles

Host Elaine Effort  showcased the work of the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank and its many partners on her weekly program “Pittsburgh Profiles.” Pastor and Cathy Battle, Diaper Bank co-founders, were guests on Dec. 31.

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Rev. Phillip Battle in front of Pittsburgh police car full of diapers

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Jan 2016

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Pittsburgh Police Diaper Drive Nets 1,800 Diapers

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police collected more than 1,800 diapers for the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank  during a month-long drive that was conducted at all six zones and police headquarters. The donation was presented to Diaper Bank representatives on December 22, at Zone 2 Police Station, Hill District. Police organizers ...

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Baby looking over his shoulder

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Jan 2016

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Diaper Bank as a Non-Traditional Donation Idea

The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank was among agencies listed as “non-traditional” donation ideas for the holidays in a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story.

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UPMC Health Plan employees with donated diapers

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Jan 2016

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UPMC Health Plan Holiday Diaper Drive

Thanks to Lynda Nolan, Amy Gettings and the colleagues at UPMC Health Plan for their idea to add a December holiday diaper drive to their holiday festivities!

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holiday diaper drive

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Nov 2015

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Diaper Drives Underway for Critical Holiday Need

Thank you to the dozens of organizations that are conducting Holiday Diaper Drives.  Holiday months are especially difficult for families so the need becomes even more critical. Among those conducting drives or donation events are the City of Pittsburgh Police, churches of the Presbyterian Women in Pittsburgh Presbytery, UPMC Health ...

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