This Week: Diapers for Homeless Families in Transition

End Date: Sun, 03/06/2011

Disposable diapers are expensive. An adequate supply of disposable diapers can cost between $100 and $120 a month, and safety net programs do not cover their cost. For a family struggling with homelessness, the cost of diapers can seem insurmountable. Community Lodgings and organization that helps homeless families become self-sufficient is, in desperate need of disposable diapers for children living in transitional housing and attending their Family Learning Center.

Help Community Lodgings collect 1 month’s supply of diapers, about *640 diapers total. The diapers you donate will make it easier for homeless families to become independent by relieving a significant financial burden. For more about why providing diapers to low-income families is so important, please visit the DC Diaper Bank’s “Why Diapers?” 

Take Action Now!
Click on the Take Action button below to help Community Lodgings help homeless families become independent by donating disposable diapers. Our goal is to collect 640 diapers, equivalent to a 1 month supply for Community Lodgings. And thanks to a $300 pledge from action sponsor Give Back Alexandria, your diaper donation will make a big impact.

Drop off your donated diapers at the Community Lodgings office or donate online using their Amazon Wish List.

Diapers Needed:
Size 2
Size 4
Size 5
Size 6

You can purchase diapers at grocery stores along with Target, Wal-Mart, and Costco. You can also donate online using Community Lodgings’ Amazon Wish.

Drop-off Location:

Community Lodgings’ office
3912 Elbert Avenue, Suite 108
Alexandria, VA 22305
703-549-4407 (contact: Charlyne Braxto)


About Community Lodgings
Community Lodgings' mission is to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency. We provide housing and services for nearly 25 homeless families per year, helping them to reach the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency. We work with over 90 homeless and low-income children and their parents each day at our Family Learning Center, ensuring that they increase academic achievement and decrease at-risk behavior.

Action Sponsors: 

Give Back Alexandria (Give Back), an initiative of the Alexandria Community Trust (ACT), is a network of people who are focused on giving back to our City and community in ways that encourage social networking, activism, volunteerism, and philanthropy.  A key priority for Give Back is to educate and raise awareness about the current needs in Alexandria and empower the next generation of philanthropists and leaders around those issues.