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Detroit Area Diaper Bank: Distribution trends in 2009 and 2010 | January 24, 2011

All of the legacy diaper distributions in 2009 and the beginning of 2010 have been input to the database built for us at Ann Arbor Give Camp 2010, completing the data store for our first 20 months of operation and allowing some intial basic data compilation to begin. The pie charts below show the growth of DADB, both in number of diapers distributed and the number of counties we’re reaching into; it will be so interesting to watch these numbers grow and change over the years.

The 2009 graph below shows that from our very first diaper donation on April 27, 2009 through December 31st of that year, we distributed a total of 83,009 diapers. 73,866, or 89%, went to nonprofit charities and state agencies in Wayne County; 9,143, or 11%, went to organizations in Oakland County.

Diaper Distribution April 27, 2009 - Dec 31, 2009

This 2010 chart shows the continuation of our growth and beginnings of expansion into other areas: of 243,543 total diapers distributed over the course of the full 12 months of 2010, 189,944, or 78%, of the diapers were distributed to Wayne County nonprofit partners. 30,284 (12%) went into Oakland County, 15,985 (7%) went into Washtenaw County, 4,003 (2%) went into Macomb, and 3,327 (1%) to Monroe County organizations.

Diaper Disbursements Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010

Combined, we can see our total impact and reach from April 27, 2009 through December 31, 2010: 326,552 diapers distributed; 263,810 (81%) in Wayne County, 39,427 (12%) in Oakland County, 15,985 (5%) in Washtenaw County, 4,003 (1%) in Macomb County and 3,327 (1%) in Monroe County.

Total Diaper Distribution April 27, 2009 - December 31, 2010
We look forward to continuing to collect and track this data as we work to grow into a truly regional community resource in Southeast Michigan.

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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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