“Stuff The Truck”
Destiny Diaper Bank
Destiny Diaper Bank
“Stuff The Truck”
50,000 Infant Diaper Drive
5170 S. Cleveland Ave.
Ft. Myers, Fl. 33907
Saturday September 28
900 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We will be at Sam’s Club on Saturday September 28. Please come in and purchase a box of infant diapers for those in need.
Destiny Diaper Bank is in need of infant diapers size 4, and they are looking to the community to help. Between now and September 28 you can purchase diapers and drop them off at the following locations:
1. Waterside Inn, 3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, Fl. 33957 239-472-1345
2. Center For Natural Healing, 4632 Vincennes Blvd. Suite 104, Cape Coral, Fl. 239-545-5600
3. Dr. Larry Johnson Chiropractic , 1510 Hancock Bridge Pkwy. Cape Coral, Fl 33990, 239-574-5559 (Please support Dr. Johnson as he supports Destiny Diaper Bank financially each month)
4. Regions Bank 11881 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers Fl. 33905 239-694-1361
5. Reliance Bank, 14241 Metro Pkwy, Ft. Myers, 33966 239-768-4500
6. Reliance Bank 2499 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, 239-368-0358
7. L. A. Insurance 2802 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, 33971 239-369-6000
8. King Family Chiropractic 428 Del Prado Blvd N.. Suite #108, Cape Coral, 33909 239-573-7988 See Dr. Cory Hennessey
9. ReMax Realty Team, 2326 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral,Fl. 33990 239-242-2000 Ask for JT
10. Regency Beauty School,11621 S. Cleveland Suite #30, Ft. Myers 33907 239-322-1321
11. Treeline Realty Corporation, 3820 Colonial Blvd. Suite #100 Ft. Myers 33966, 239-292-9404 See Kristen Pell
12. Tucker Vision 88 Pine Island Rd. NFM, 239-656-1778
13. Destiny Diaper Bank 11440 Metro Pkwy. Ft. Myers 33966 239-288-6209
Destiny Diaper Bank provides infant diapers and incontinent supplies to our most fragile and vulnerable populations in SWFL.
· “Help Keep A Mom In School”
School has opened and we held our Student Mom Night Out event September 6 at Destiny Center. Over 72 student moms from all over Lee County came to enjoy a night created just for them. This was our 4th. Student Mom Night Out this year, providing educational information from such schools as Keiser, Edison, FMIT, the L.E. E. program through Human Resources, Sunstate Beauty School, Regency Beauty School, and SWFL College, spending one on one time encouraging and enticing our local student moms to graduate and reach for a higher opportunity thorough education, thus focusing on a successful future and also lowering additional pregnancies. We also invited several direct sales companies such as Mary Kay, Tupperware, Party Lite, 31 bags, Avon, Oragami, and Tastefully Simple to provide information about starting a successful business of their own. At each of our Student Mom Night Out events we provide guest professionals such as A.C.T., Lee County Sheriff resource officers, Judy Sylvia from The Growth Coach, and Cheryl Admire with Edward Jones, to speak to our student moms about their future for success through education. We begin our night with dinner. We want to thank Keiser University for providing our September dinner. Everyone enjoyed the trays filled with chicken, vegetables, fruit, devilled eggs, ham, cheese, meats, and salad. Pie was provided by Lynn Anklam from Tastefully Simple. At each meeting student moms are given a package of diapers, wipes, clothing vouchers, and choices of other needed baby items such as bottles, wipe warmers, blankets, and baby gear. We have been giving them bags of groceries also but lost our resource of food when Wake Up America closed, so we are looking for new resources for food. On our Student Mom Night Out, we also have workshops scheduled for the grandmothers so that they will have an opportunity to talk about their experiences as a new grandmother and how they can be supportive of their daughters in school.
At this time, we are forming our student mom advisory board from the many applicants representing several schools and age ranges. These moms will become the voice of our student moms raising the bar of excellence in our community.
For the past year we have registered 357 student moms that we help each month with diapers, wipes, baby food, formula, and other needed baby items. Over 96% of the moms that we help are single moms and many of them are living in very poor conditions trying to juggle life as a mom and life as a student. The age range is between 14 and 38. While supplying them with diapers and needed supplies for their babies, we also try to supply them with personal items such as shampoo, conditioner, makeup, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and feminine hygiene products. In our last survey, most of the moms rely on Destiny Diaper Bank for diapers. Such resources as Food Stamps, W.I.C., Medicaid, or Medicare do now provide money for diapers and a student mom needing to leave her baby or babies in childcare are required to provide disposable diapers. Her cost is close to $100.00 a month for each baby in need of diapers. Destiny Diaper Bank believes that by focusing on our student moms and helping them with needed baby products, the moms can focus on their future for success through education, thus changing their lives, the lives of their children, and become a successful citizen in our community. We believe that we can change a generation one diaper at a time.
· “Special Needs & Medically Challenged Infants”
Destiny Diaper Bank also assists families with children that are on Medicaid between the ages of 2 years and 4 years of age that are referred to us from health care providers. Just last week we were given the name of an infant that is in the neo-nick unit at Lee Memorial Health Systems. Her parents are in need of a lot of baby items for their sick little one. We will begin with diapers, wipes, and clothing. When they come in, we will be able to see what other items are needed in their situation.
· “Military Families”
Since we have a daughter who is married to a man in the Air Force, we are familiar with the financial challenges that can take place in families in the military. We support these families once a month with diapers.
· “First Response Officers”
Destiny Diaper Bank made a decision to assist all local first response officers such as Sheriff, Police, Fire & Rescue officers and their families. I cannot tell you how honored we are to give them the little support that we have in providing diapers to these men and women who lay their lives down for us. The other day we passed a terrible accident with two large trucks entangled in a mess. We sat in traffic watching Lee County sheriffs, police, fire, and rescue all working together to rescue the people in this terrible accident. I was humbled to think that we were able to make a small difference and give back.
Our veterans who have served their country and in need of incontinent supplies can come to Destiny Diaper Bank for their supplies. Last week, Ben ( who is a regular) has a lot of challenges with medications and sometimes he needs to come more than once a month. He has to rely on friends and family to pick up for him, but they do not complain. We are always happy to see him, wishing that we could help him with more than just the diapers, wipes, underpads, and gloves. He also needs colostomy bags and size L in disposable gloves which we are out of at this time.
· Adults & Elderly
Our adults and elderly are our most fragile and vulnerable populations that we serve. The cost for incontinent supplies can run as high as $300.00 a month and on a fixed income they at times have to dump out the soiled contents and replace the wet diaper back on now challenging themselves with possible infections and illnesses. The most requests is for pull-ups in all sizes. We mostly need sizes L & XL.
Destiny Diaper Bank is a 501 c 3 non profit charity that has given more than 1 million diapers out into our community. At times we have given up to 3,000 diapers out in one day. We have been in operation since 2007 and believe that we have a strong focus in working with families in our community to change lives and promote well being. Since we are not supported by Government or State funding, we rely on our community for financial help. Our need for diapers and funding has grown due to more people learning about our assistance to them.
We are receiving calls from schools in other counties asking for our help. We can do this, but we need financial help. Some of the families are driving quite a distance to get our help. For information on holding a diaper drive, call 239-288-6209, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can enclose a check to Destiny Diaper Bank and mail it to: Destiny Diaper Bank, 11440 Metro Pkwy. Ft. Myers, Fl. 33966. Your donation may be a tax deduction. You can also donate atwww.destinydiaperbank.com
We are also in need of volunteers to help in our warehouse sorting clothes and diapers. Please call to help. 239-288-6209