Local families in need invited to receive free diapers and baby book bundle

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh partners with Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank on Best Books for Babies Diaper Drop

Pittsburgh, PA  –   – 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank have partnered to present the Best Books for Babies Diaper Drop on Saturday, October 24.   

Families and caregivers with children ages birth through 18 months are invited to the drive-up event to receive a Best Books for Babies 2020 book bundle and one box of diapers. The event will take place at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run (1201 Woods Run Ave.) on October 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Registration is not required.

An estimated 3,200 books and 40,000 diapers are expected to be given away during the two-hour event.   

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh recently released Best Books for Babies 2020 as part of its annual list of books handpicked by librarians and child development experts. Each year, an expert committee selects which newly released titles best promote linguistic, cognitive and visual development for young learners. Parents can use the recommendations to dip their baby’s toes into their first experiences with reading.  

Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank was founded in 2012 to collect and distribute diapers to families in need. Throughout the past eight years, the organization has distributed more than two million diapers throughout Western Pennsylvania. The level of distribution is currently around 60,000 – 70,000 diapers per month as a result of COVID-19.  

“We know so many families are struggling to make ends meet,” said Erin Zambataro, Coordinator of Children’s Services & Family Engagement at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh“As part of our annual Best Books for Babies campaign, we always look for opportunities to partner with a community organization. Our colleagues at the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank have done a tremendous job in providing an essential resource to families, so we’re proud to partner with them this year.”   

To learn more about Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s upcoming events, visit carnegielibrary.org. 

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About Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

Founded in 2012, the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (WPDB) is the only regional nonprofit organization focused solely on the distribution of diapers to low-income families. Additionally, the WPDB acts as an informal clearinghouse referring families to additional social service organizations as needed. A few highlights over the past eight years include expansion into three counties, (Allegheny, Fayette, and Westmoreland), growing from an initial six partner agencies to thirty-eight, distributing more than two million diapers at no cost to families in need, as well as, securing warehouse space and office space in three counties. Co-founder and Executive Director, Cathy Battle has received recognition for her organizational dedication including three consecutive Jefferson Awards, one of which she shares with her husband, the Rev. Phillip Battle.

The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank strives to bring public awareness of the diaper crisis in our region. By partnering with other non-profit agencies, faith-based institutions, and childcare providers, the Western PA Diaper Bank aims to increase the distribution of diapers to families and individuals in need.

For additional information, please visit www.wpadiaperbank.org. The Blessing is in the Diaper.

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