Human Services

Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

aka Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

Tucson, AZ


Diapers for children and adults through community partners.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Dan Moxley

Main Address

1050 S. Plumer Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85719 USA


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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (E19)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

One in three U.S. families reports suffering from diaper need, an often hidden consequence of poverty facing the 5.3 million children under the age of 3 who live in poor or low-income families. Babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to increased physical and mental health risks including increased risk for diaper dermatitis, urinary tract infections, increased risk for abuse, increased familial stress, and lowered feelings of parental efficacy. By providing a supplemental supply of diapers, we reduce the number of harrowing budgeting choices that a struggling parent might have to make. With our community partnerships, we are able to leverage our diapers with a multitude of services

Our programs

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Diaper Collection and Distribution

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona's goal is to provide diapers to children and adults through collaborative community partnerships that increases the health, wellness, security, and independence of the diverse populations served until diaper need is no longer a social issue in Southern Arizona. Our vision is a community where every diaper need is met.

Our distribution model utilizes 48 partner agencies to distribute diapers and incontinence supplies to the public. This model is effective in that it enables us to be active in the neighborhoods where the need is the greatest, and allows us to leverage our diapers with the additional services that the agency provides. We recognize that a lack of sufficient diapers is only one of many barriers to moving out of poverty, and this is the reason that we build collaborative partnerships with agencies that provide additional services. These additional services can include food boxes, rent assistance, utility assistance, bus passes, medical screenings, dental cleanings, mental health screenings, parental coaching, job counseling, housing services, and health education to assist their clients in moving toward self sufficiency.

This program has been active for over 24 years. Our staff of 3.5 FTE and 12-member Board of Directors consistently secures nearly 1 million diapers for distribution to the community each year. The DBSA is utilizing a Service Enterprise Initiative model to further engage our volunteers. Research shows that nonprofits that operate as Service Enterprises are equally as effective as their peers but at almost half the median budget, and are significantly more adaptable, sustainable and capable of going to scale. To further support our programs, we have engaged an AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member, who will be focused on building our capacity through engaging community leaders, civic groups, school districts, and local business owners to host and promote local diaper drives. The AmeriCorps VIsta will further cultivate community relationships to increase the amount of local diaper drives and community engagement.

The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona utilizes quarterly client surveys and annual partner surveys to determine the programs effectiveness for our partners and the clients they serve. We also utilize site visits to our partner agencies to better understand their operations and improve our symbiotic relationship. We also gather demographic data from our partners to evaluate the impact on the most vulnerable in our community: single mothers, families at or below the federal poverty line, teen mothers, refugees, homeless, and victims of domestic violence.

We are the nations first diaper bank, serving nearly 300,000 southern Arizona's children and adults with over 12 million diapers since 1994.

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Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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