Community Cares

Connecting Families To Needed Community Resources

COMMUNITY Cares

Connecting Families To Needed Community Resources

Supporting, Connecting, & Educating Expectant + New Families In Need

Urban Baby Beginnings programs have been built through the support and feedback provided by individuals within the community. UBB seeks to preserve the community's voice in initiatives that matter, prompting the creation of several in-house programs.

The Community Cares resource center supports and connects families to needed community resources, hosting diaper duty and prenatal and yoga popups to help teach families about their maternal care and newborn options while addressing the need for basic necessities.

We Are Here For You

 

Diaper Duty Pop Up

1 in 3 children experiences diaper need. While diapers and wipes are always our most needed items, some families often struggle with other essentials to help their babies thrive. At a diaper duty popup, families will learn about their options for prenatal care, birth, and newborn care while learning new skills to care for themselves and their family. Every participant will walk away with a comfort bag, skills to cope with stress, knowledge of resources, and a community of people that are walking this journey with them.

Diaper Bank

 

Prenatal Clinic Pop Up

Families often need to gather information pre-conception, prenatally and postpartum to feel informed, supported, and empowered to make some of the most important decisions in their lifetime. Prenatal clinics are designed to help families feel connected to surrounding resources while gaining access to valuable information including rights in childbirth, evidence-based care, and not only becoming an active participant but having a voice in their care.

Prenatal Yoga Pop Up

During pregnancy, families often find themselves wanting to live a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their unborn child yet are unsure of what activities are safe. With physician approval, prenatal yoga is a safe option for moms to increase their exercise while also helping them to connect with their mind and body during relaxing stretches, meditation, and more. Common pregnancy ailments are addressed in guided poses with other pregnant moms. Birth circles convene at the beginning of class to share, learn, and connect with others experiencing a similar journey. Our donation-based popup offerings include prenatal, postpartum, kids, and yoga for all abilities, giving mom the opportunity to find the right class for them.

Capital Diaper Bank

Through our crisis nursery, diaper bank and family support programs, we have provided emergency support services to over 1 million families experiencing homelessness, medical challenges or a disaster in Virginia.

Capital Diaper Bank provides an average of 100,000 PLUS baby essentials, child and adult education, as well as, prenatal and postpartum support to more than 3,700 families a month. To date, Capital Diaper Bank has donated over 4,500,000 baby essentials to families in need, and this number continues to grow.

We Are More Than Diapers

The Diaper Bank provides diapers to social service organizations that are already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. The Diaper Bank has found that distributing diapers in this way ensures they reach those who need them most.  By working with organizations that are already well established in the community and currently working with families in need, the Diaper Bank ensures that the diapers collected are distributed to infants and toddlers in the most efficient and timely manner. More facts can be found here.

 
For families in the midst of a crisis, a clean diaper can change everything.

Do You Need Diaper Help?

If you are in need of diapers please get in touch with the organization closest to you to determine if you are eligible to receive diapers. Some of our community partners will only make referrals for their existing clients. 

If you need help reaching a partner or have questions please email us at info@capitaldiaperbank.org.

How To Donate

Please only donate items that you would feel comfortable giving to a friend or family member or, of course, your own baby!  

Items can be dropped at our location on Wednesdays from 10-2 pm, by appointment only.  If you have a question about a donation or wish to host a Diaper Duty pop up or Prenatal Yoga popup  event for us, please contact info@capitaldiaperbank.org.

New Items We Accept

We happily accept the following NEW and NON-EXPIRED items:

  • Diapers & Pullups (open packages happily accepted, greatest need size newborn-2)
  • Formula 
  • Baby Food
  • Unopened bottles and nipples
  • Unopened pacifiers
  • Food: non-perishable canned goods
  • Pull-Ups
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Tampons/Pads (we take open boxes as long as they are individually wrapped)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste for adults and children
  • Lotion for adults and babies
  • Adult diapers
  • Cloth diapers
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
Used Items We Accept

We happily accept the following gently used items (no stains or tears, smoke-free & washed):

  • Non-expired or non-recalled car seats in good condition
  • Strollers
  • Non-recalled cribs/mattresses
  • Breast pumps (no used or open pump parts)
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Baby clothing up to 24 months
  • Baby bathtubs​
  • Baby carriers
  • Baby bags

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Items We Do Not Accept
  • Used bottles or feeding supplies
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Bouncy seats
  • Used or open breast pumps or parts
  • Adult or children's clothing (except mentioned above)
  • Adult Shoes
  • Damaged/stained items
Partner News

For information on how to become a distribution partner organization please contact us to receive an application at info@capitaldiaperbank.org.

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