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Support for the Diaper Bank came from far and wide… | September 6, 2010

We were excited when we learned that GoodSearch was planning to feature the Detroit Area Diaper Bank as its “Charity of the Day” yesterday, but we were beyond thrilled when we realized the benefits it brought. Besides the traffic to our site, it brought requests for information for publications and DONATIONS. Most significantly, donations from outside of Southeast Michigan. WAY outside.

I asked one donor who donated all the way from sunny New Mexico how she’d heard of DADB. Here is part of the response she sent me:

“Well, I try to use Good Search or Good Shop to benefit the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary here in NM and when I went to Good Search today your charity was highlighted on the left side of the site as the Charity of the Day. It caught my attention immediately and that’s how I found you guys.

I’m so glad to help because I know how expensive diapers were when my girls were babies! And I know how expensive Depends are because a friend’s mom uses them and they stock up when Costco has the coupons. I know Detroit has been hit hard by this bad economy and I just wanted to do something to help. I feel that those of us that can help others should and those that can’t might be able to help others later – and who knows, we might be the ones they end up helping.”

Another donor, from San Antonio, TX, said she’d grown up in Metro Detroit and still has family here so “a donation was an easy decision” for her.

We value ALL of our donors, of course, but to know that we resonated with these donors to this extent and from that far away is really fantastic. We’re grateful to GoodSearch/GoodShop and to everyone who took note of our logo on the site yesterday and clicked through to find out more. And most of all, if you’re here reading this right now on our little blog, we’re grateful for YOU. A community diaper bank can only be successful and sustainable with the support of caring, interested individuals and organizations, and we value every single supporter we have. Thank you!

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The Detroit Area Diaper Bank was a 501c3 charity that provided diapers to nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan from 2009-2014. No federal assistance programs pay for or provide diapers, not WIC, Food Stamps or Medicare. Diapers are a huge hole in the "safety net" for our youngest and oldest neighbors in need. Please continue to donate and make a difference with diapers in Metro Detroit!

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