NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win one of 40 $25,000 grants.
Just click on the link below, up to 10 times a day, and help leave no wet behinds.
The Voting Windows is continues through until August 24th at 11:59:59pm ET, and you can vote up to 10 times per day every day per email address for our cause. Winners will be announced September 25th. CJDB invites the public to share the connection with online friends.
Says John Yen of the Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation, "So, please help us the next two weeks by voting and raise support for the Central Jersey Diaper Bank! Together we can help low-income families in Central NJ with diapers, wipes, clothes and baby equipment to help keep children healthy and safe!"
From the website of the Central Jersey Diaper Bank located at Congregation Anshe Emeth in New Brunswick:
"CJDB provides free Baby Formula, Equipment, Diapers/Wipes & clothing to families with no government help.
100% of our cause focuses on supplying what is crucial to keeping babies and young children healthy and growing. CJDB is the only diaper bank in Central NJ. Safety-net programs such as Food Stamps or WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, lnfants, and Children) do not cover the cost of diapers, and can only provide whatever brand and type of formula is currently available. In response to great need among young, low-income families in our community, in July, 2010 we began a program to distribute one week's worth of diapers, wipes, and/or formula for each young child in the families referred to us. Families come to us from other social services who can verify their need.
With your grant, we can help additional working poor families get on their own two feet, lend a helping hand and be self sufficient. Many of our families only need help temporariIy. In order to work, childcare is needed where most licensed day care centers do not accept cloth diapers and require parents to provide a steady supply of disposable diapers. Without these, parents cannot access daycare and are less able to attend school or work on a regular basis. This leads to increased economic instability and a continuation of the cycle of poverty. In our poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper. Often, the choice is between, rent, food or diapers/formula.
In the 2015-2016 year we provided over 65,000 diapers to 527 families and formula to 70 families. We were able to meet 95% of requests for diapers. This year, we provided over 100,000 diapers and 700 families but are limited by funds. This grant would allow us to serve additional families and purchase the diapers/wipes, clothing and equipment to help more families be more and more independent for 2 more years."