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HEALTHY STEPS DIAPER BANK

Changing Diapers, Changes Lives!

Harrisburg, PA   |  https://healthystepsdiaperbank.com
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HEALTHY STEPS DIAPER BANK

EIN: 61-1714375


Mission

Healthy Steps Diaper Bank's mission is to provide diapers, period supplies, and other basic needs to underserved families throughout South Central Pennsylvania.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Amanda Barnes

Main address

4075 Linglestown Road PMB #229

Harrisburg, PA 17112 USA

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EIN

61-1714375

Subject area info

Health

Human services

Family services

Population served info

Children and youth

Infants and toddlers

Young adults

Families

Parents

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NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One out of three families struggle to buy diapers. Although Pennsylvania offers public assistance programs, such as Women Infants and Children (WIC) and food stamps, diapers cannot be obtained through either of these programs. Without a sufficient supply of diapers, parents are forced to keep their babies in diapers longer than is healthy for a child or even reuse diapers while suffering from the quiet shame of not being able to meet their child’s basic needs. Diaper need is a heartbreaking problem for families who are unable to purchase an adequate supply of diapers for their children. Some parents are forced to forgo employment or educational opportunities due to diaper need as most child care centers require at least a days supply of disposable diapers at drop-off. These missed opportunities are also detrimental to the children who miss participating in early childhood education programs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Healthy Steps Diaper Bank

We are on a mission to empower families and individuals throughout South Central PA to thrive by providing a reliable and adequate source of diapers and feminine hygiene products.

1 in 3 families struggle to buy diapers and 2 in 5 people struggle to purchase period products. These numbers are heart breaking! Without a sufficient supply of diapers, parents are forced to keep their babies in diapers longer than is healthy for a child or even to reuse diapers. Without a sufficient supply of feminine hygiene products, menstruators are not able to participate fully in daily life. This needs to change!

Neither SNAP nor WIC can be used to purchase diapers, pads, or tampons leaving many people without a way to get the essential products they need for themselves or their loved ones. Healthy Steps has been working tirelessly to end diaper need in South Central PA since 2013 and we expanded in 2021 to include fighting period poverty. We believe everyone deserves to be clean, dry, & healthy.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Pregnant people
Children and youth
Young adults
Parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of products distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of diapers distributed.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of unique children who received diapers.

Number of menstruators served.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of unique menstruators who received period products.

Number of period products distributed.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of period products distributed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Diaper need is a heartbreaking problem for families who are unable to purchase an adequate supply of diapers for their little ones. The children are exposed to numerous health risks and the family unit suffers from the stress of not being able to meet a basic need.

We are committed to ending diaper need and period poverty in our community and will accomplish this by focusing on our three goals:

Raise Awareness
Healthy Steps has been a reliable resource in our community since we were founded in 2013, however diaper need and period poverty are still a silent crisis. We are working on increasing awareness of both diaper need/period poverty and of Healthy Steps Diaper Bank.

Sustain the Program
In 2022, we saw record distribution numbers and our diaper distribution saw a 55% increase over 2021. While growing has enabled us to help even more families and individuals, we are focusing on sustaining the program and the quality of the service we are providing rather than continually growing at a fast rate.

Increase Support
We rely on support from our generous donors and our amazing volunteers to run our program successfully. Therefore, we are focused on increasing and retaining both our donors and supporters.

Raising Awareness
-Increase awareness of diaper need
- Increase awareness of period poverty
- Increase awareness of Healthy Steps

Sustain the Program
-Maintain the number of children who are clean, dry, and healthy
- Maintain the number of menstruators who are clean, dry, and healthy
- Maintain between 32-40 Agency Partners

Increasing Support
-Increase monetary support of the program
-Increase volunteer support of the program

By working on the above we will accomplish:
-Increased number of children in South Central PA who are clean, dry, and healthy
-Decrease parental stress due to diaper need
-Increased opportunities for caregivers and children as a result of receiving diapers
-Parents who feel confident in their ability to diaper their children in a healthy manner
- Increased number of menstruators in South Central PA who are clean, dry, & healthy
- Fewer missed opportunities due to lack of necessary feminine hygiene products

Healthy Steps Diaper Bank, the only diaper bank in South Central PA, partners with approximately 37 family service agencies to distribute diapers to families in need. This collaboration enables families to receive multiple services at one time thereby reducing barriers such as transportation and duplication of registrations. Together we provide a hand up to encourage hope, dignity, and independence while working towards “whole solutions”.

We believe that all deserve to be clean, comfortable, and healthy so following the lead of other diaper banks across the country, Healthy Steps began including period packets, which are an essential personal hygiene product just like diapers, with our distribution in 2021. Like diaper need, period product need is a silent crisis that is not often discussed but nonetheless is a very real issue for many menstruators in our community. In 2021, Healthy Steps began offering period packets with their distribution.

Healthy Steps has a dedicated staff who is passionate about helping families and ending diaper need and period poverty. The staff is supported by a Board of Directors who are strong ambassadors for the mission and an amazing group of volunteers. Healthy Steps is also an active member of the National Diaper Bank Network and the Alliance for Period Supplies.

Healthy Steps Diaper Bank has been a reliable resource for the community since our founding in 2013 and we continue to offer diapers, period products, and hope to families and individuals in South Central PA. Healthy Steps saw a 55% increase in diaper distribution in 2022 due to the incredibly high need for assistance in South Central Pennsylvania.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We provide free diapers and period products to low-income families and individuals in South Central Pennsylvania.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Feedback from our Partner Agencies,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    July 1, 2021, we began including period packets in our distribution for menstruators in the families that we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7.71

Average of 1.29 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.6

Average of 3.3 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 8% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

HEALTHY STEPS DIAPER BANK

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of HEALTHY STEPS DIAPER BANK’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$6,402 $67,184 $10,403 $16,456 $65,780
As % of expenses -8.2% 68.7% 8.8% 11.7% 35.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$6,402 $67,184 $10,403 $16,456 $65,780
As % of expenses -8.2% 68.7% 8.8% 11.7% 35.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $71,693 $164,926 $128,559 $156,621 $253,686
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 130.0% -22.1% 21.8% 62.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $78,095 $97,742 $118,156 $140,165 $187,906
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 25.2% 20.9% 18.6% 34.1%
Personnel 26.2% 27.6% 26.0% 25.8% 23.7%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 2.9% 4.1% 8.5% 3.1% 3.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 71.0% 68.3% 65.5% 71.0% 73.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $78,095 $97,742 $118,156 $140,165 $187,906
One month of savings $6,508 $8,145 $9,846 $11,680 $15,659
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $84,603 $105,887 $128,002 $151,845 $203,565

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 2.6 5.5 3.6 4.5 3.6
Months of cash and investments 2.6 5.5 3.6 4.5 3.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.8 11.3 10.4 10.2 11.8
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $16,607 $44,499 $35,212 $52,314 $55,622
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8%
Unrestricted net assets $24,522 $91,706 $102,109 $118,565 $184,345
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $24,522 $91,706 $102,109 $118,565 $184,345

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Amanda Barnes

Following her passion to help others, Amanda joined Healthy Steps Diaper Bank in 2014 and became Executive Director in 2016. As a mother herself, she knows the importance of having a sufficient supply of diapers and strives to help babies in Central PA to be clean, dry, and healthy. Under her leadership with assistance from a strong and active Board of Directors, Healthy Steps continues to grow and has distributed over 2.8 million diapers since their inception. Prior to Healthy Steps, Amanda worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 10 years as a senior management consultant and in an outreach capacity and she had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom for a few years while her children were young. In her free time, Amanda enjoys watching her kids play sports and traveling with her family.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

HEALTHY STEPS DIAPER BANK

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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HEALTHY STEPS DIAPER BANK

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Carla Miller

Healthy Steps Diaper Bank

Term: 2022 - 2023

Sandra Gates

Mental Health Liaison – Keystone Human Services

Carla Miller

5th Grade Teacher – Central Dauphin School District

Nikki Shanahan

Account Executive - Alliance Sales & Marketing Inc.

Jennifer Campbell

Supervisor PA - UPMC Pinnacle

Alison Beck

HR Director – UPMC Pinnacle

Marie Carson

Retired – Gladfelter Insurance Group

Candace Scalese

News Anchor/Reporter – cbs21

Susan Sweigard

Administrative Assistant - United Way of the Capital Region

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/17/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/17/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.