Working with Emergency Diaper Hubs, Mutual Aid groups, and Departments of Health throughout the region, GDCDB distributes diapers to the 44% of low-income households into which children in the DMV are born. Through its Baby Pantry and Nursery Project programs, it also provides nearly $1M worth of formula, baby wipes, feeding supplies, period products, and new baby gear like strollers, car seats, and cribs to help promote safe sleep, play, and travel. In 2020, it served 30,000 babies and over 25,000 families with 6.2 million diapers; the target in 2021 is 7 million. This seemingly simple service enables parents to spend valuable dollars on food, rent, utilities, and transportation. Moreover, diapers are a "gateway resource" that brings families into social service agencies they would not otherwise seek, and where they access medical care, parenting classes, counseling, and more. Simple, effective, essential.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 6

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Women/Girls

  • Diapers distributed monthly :   150,000
  • Families reached monthly :   4,000
  • Volunteer hours donated per month:   500

Awards & Recognition

Discovery Communications Creating Change Recipient 2011
Working Woman Award 2011
Give Back DC Recipient 2012
Discovery Communications Creating Change Recipient 2013
Stone Soup Films Partnership 2013
L'areal Women of Worth 2014
CNN Hero 2015


Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Greater DC Diaper Bank is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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