Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Western Pennsylvania diaper bank with mayor Ed Gainey

A Decade of Service

For sponsorship opporunities, contact Christina Bard at

cbard@wpadiaperbank.org.

In 2012 Rev. Phillip and Cathy Battle had a vision. To help their congregation gain access to diapers, which were not covered by any assistance program. That year they collected and distributed 16,000 diapers and founded Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank. A decade later, their vision has grown to serve families in three counties with basic need items by partnering with 54 agencies and hosting emergency relief distributions. With their robust partner and volunteer network, they've distributed over 5 million diapers to the local community.

During the pandemic, our most vulnerable residents turned to Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank for basic need items. The crisis response from the Diaper Bank has been swift, nearly doubling the amount of social service agencies it supports from 28 to 52 and opening a satellite hub to serve Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. Throughout the past year, the demand for services skyrocketed again with inflation. This year the Diaper Bank again answered the call to serve by distributing over 4,000 units of formula to families in crisis.

 

Your company’s sponsorship of Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank’s 10th anniversary celebration is a visible investment in our work to serve our community with much more than diapers and other basic needs items- it provides hope and independence for over 12,000 families.

There’s more urgency than ever to serve Pittsburgh’s families. We are doing the work to help those in crisis with basic need items not covered by any form of government assistance. Join us in celebrating this incredible asset, the volunteers who make this work possible, and raise the funds necessary to expand Phillip and Cathy's vision. Together we can serve families in crisis.