The Heart of the Operation

Volunteers keep Diaper Bank bustling

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One of the volunteers stealthily moves through the myriad boxes of diapers on packing day.

Volunteerism is the very foundation of the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona and has been so since its inception. It was through the volunteer efforts of Hildy Gottlieb and Dimitri Petropolis that the diaper bank concept was born in 1994. The duo held a holiday diaper drive that eventually morphed into the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. Two decades later the Diaper Bank’s core worker bees are still primarily volunteers. All year long the combined efforts of these volunteers help keep the nation’s first diaper bank humming.

In the warehouse they do everything from packing, to sorting, to moving. Below are just a few snapshots of many thousands of hours volunteers put in to keep Southern Arizona residents supplied with diapers and adult incontinence supplies. [nggallery id=16]

The volunteer army not only maneuvers the warehouse but makes sure the Diaper Bank’s community efforts come off without a hitch. Click on the photos below.

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