Monday, June 30, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Happy Un-Birthday Fundraiser!


We hope you can join us to support families in our community - Click on the link below to buy your un-ticket to this exciting event! Choose one of the suggested levels of support, or feel free to include other savings from our un-event... such as not needing to hire a babysitter ($30-50?), or not needing to get a manicure, pedicure or haircut for the event ($25-50?), or not needing to buy a new outfit or shoes ($75-100?). Have fun planning not to attend our un-event!

With over 50% of young children in North Carolina living in low-income or poor households, and with the cost of diapers skyrocketing in recent years, providing clean diapers is a simple but vital way to care for our youngest and most vulnerable neighbors.

Since we started about 3 1/2 years ago, we have been able to provide over 400,000 diapers to families in Forsyth, Guilford, Davie, Davidson, Randolph, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties - all through the support of local supporters like you!

As an all-volunteer organization, it is important to us to ensure that we use the communuty support wisely. Currently over 90% of contributions go directly to helping families in need. Supporting us with this fundraiser will help us focus our energy on how well we can serve the families, instead of wasting time organizing fundraisers. Additionally, we save money by not needing to rent space, advertise, or provide food & entertainment for a fundraising event.

 We are also always looking for volunteers to donate time. If you can donate 3-5 hours a month to help the diaper bank, send us an email at piedmontdiaperbank@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Drop Off Sites for April Diaper Shower

The following sites will be locations in which you can drop off diapers collected during the April Diaper Shower from April 28 through May 4! If you have any questions, please contact us at piedmontdiaperbank@gmail.com.

Davie County:

A Storehouse for Jesus
675 E. Lexington Rd.
Mocksville, NC  27028
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00AM - 2:00PM 

Forsyth County:

Piedmont Diaper Bank
5723 Country Club Road, Suite R
Winston Salem, NC 27104
Hours: Tuesday, 9:30 AM -11:30 AM
            Thursday, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lewisville UMC Preschool
6290 Shallowford Rd.
Lewisville, NC
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Highland Presbyterian Church
2380 Cloverdale Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Hours: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Guilford County:

YWCA of High Point
112 Gatewood Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sedgefield Presbyterian Church
4216 Wayne Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
Preschool Hours: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday
                            9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(336) 299-4061

Surry County: 

Surry Co. Health & Nutrition Center
118 Hamby Road
Dobson, NC 27017
Hours: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
*ask for Nichole Watson, Amber Bryant, or Sharie Hall

Stokes County: 

Stokes Co. Health Department
1009 Main Street
Danbury, NC 27016
(336) 593-2400

Yadkin County: 

Collide Church
234 E. Main Street
Yadkinville, NC 27055
Hours: Friday afternoon & evening, Sunday morning
info@collidechurch.com

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cloth Diapers - some thoughts for Earth Day

Our Cloth Diaper pilot program has been off to a great start and we are hoping to expand the program to more agencies in the future!  While cloth diapers is not an options for many families (easy access to washing machines, day care restrictions and the time commitment for families that are already working several jobs), there are some families where cloth diapers would be a great fit for their needs, but just need help with the upfront costs of cloth diapering along with some education about how to do it.

The Piedmont Diaper Bank's Green Bums program provides a cloth diaper kit for families who would like to use cloth diapers.  The kit includes enough diapers and diaper covers to last approximately 3 days, a wet bag to store dirty diapers until wash day and some laundry detergent to get started.  Currently, we are only able to offer the program to clients at Salem Pregnancy Care Center, but we are looking for ways to expand our program to other agencies.  To do that, we need to do some more fundraising to meet the need!

There are easy ways to help.  One of the best ways is to donate gently used cloth diapers and diaper covers to the diaper bank.  If you don't have any gently used cloth diapers to donate, consider purchasing an Econobum kit, available at some popular retailers:

Amazon.com
Walmart

You can also donate financially here.  Our goal is to raise about $2500 so we can provide 40 kits to families in our community.

(See the article one of our volunteers wrote about cloth diapering at Triad Moms on Main and join us on May 7 at the All About Baby Boutique in Greensboro for a fun time with cloth diaper demonstrations and snacks from McDonalds.)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

April Diaper Shower


Shower the babies in your community with diapers!

Make a real change for babies in your community to stay dry and healthy! Over half of the babies in NC live in low-income or poor households, and many don’t have access to a full supply of clean diapers.  Help alleviate this “diaper drought” by participating in the 1st annual April Diaper Shower.

Invite your friends, co-workers, community group, Bible study, book club, Sunday school class, neighborhood, church, school, scout troop, etc. to “shower” the community with diapers for struggling families.  It’s simple – just collect diapers with your group during the month of April and bring them to the diaper bank or drop them off at one of our designated drop off sites the week of April 28th.

Click here to register your group so you can receive email tips and reminders during April.
Sizes most needed are size 1 and 5.

For drop off locations the week of April 28, click here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Belk Charity Sale - May 3rd

It's that time of year again - when Belk opens its doors for a premium shopping event to a select group of charitable shoppers!  Belk Charity Sale is on May 2, 2014 from 6am-10am, when shoppers can enjoy 20-70% off storewide, including special savings on rarely discounted brands.

For a $5 donation to the Piedmont Diaper Bank, you can get a ticket to this exclusive event.  Your ticket is also a coupon for $5 off, so ultimately your ticket is free!  If you have a Belk Charge Card, you can even "pre-shop" and pick up your items after the sale.  See a Belk associate for details (but get your ticket from us first!).

The diaper bank gets the full $5 from every ticket sale and all proceeds will support our cloth diaper program!  See Carrie, Valerie or Wendy to get your ticket, or mail your $5 check payable to "Piedmont Diaper Bank - NIN" with Belk in the memo line to the address below:

Piedmont Diaper Bank
5723 R Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC  27104

We will mail you your ticket/$5 off coupon.
Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Birthday Extravaganza

Save the date - Family FUNdraiser coming up - November 8th, 6-8pm at Sunrise United Methodist in Lewisville