NPR tells our Diaper Bank Story

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ana Vera

Ana Sierra Vera was interviewed for an NPR story because her daughter, Zully, receives diapers from the Fox Cities Diaper Bank, an initiative of United Way Fox Cities.

Contributor: Nanci Micke, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at United Way Fox Cities

We were really excited when Bonnie Petrie, a reporter with the National Public Radio Station WUWM, contacted us to do a story on diaper need. Bonnie had talked with the National Diaper Bank Network and they connected her with us, and our Fox Cities Diaper Bank.

Bonnie has a passion for making sure that babies are off to a healthy start. She wanted to get a full perspective on diaper need and what is being done to help families that are struggling to provide that basic necessity for their babies.

We gathered a host of interviewees including a mom who uses the Fox Cities Diaper Bank, and an executive from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Bonnie spent the better part of the day at our United Way office, including a side-trip to view our warehouse where the diapers are stored, inventoried and repackaged.

The story aired a couple of weeks ago in the Milwaukee area, and we wanted to share it with our blog subscribers. Check out the NPR story! You will see both a short article, and have access to listening to the full interview. We are very proud of the reach of our diaper bank, and we hope that this story may encourage other communities to provide diapers to the one in every three families across the country that are in need of help.