The St. Luke's Diaper Bank will collect diapers and distribute them to partner agencies with existing procedures to get diapers into the hands of families with need. By working with organizations that are already well established in the community and currently working with families in need, the St. Luke's Diaper Bank ensures that the diapers collected are distributed to infants and toddlers in the most efficient and timely manner. Below is a list of our current partners. For information on how to become a distribution partner organization please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA Kalamazoo: The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. In addition to providing 24 hour crises phone lines for domestic abuse and sexual assault victims, affordable child care, counseling, and social action and advocacy, the YWCA also provides safe shelter for up to five weeks for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. Food, personal care items, clothing, diapers, and emergency transportation are provided to shelter residents.
Ministry with Community: MwC is a haven in Kalamazoo for people who are hungry, lonely or homeless. Staff and volunteers welcome “members” when they drop-in to do their laundry, take a shower, get a haircut, volunteer, pick up their mail, enjoy a cup of coffee, find support for their recovery, seek help in sending for birth records, see a social worker or simply rest. Personal care items, including diapers, are given out on a daily basis to members requesting them.
Life Guides of Southwestern Michigan: Life Guides was established to assist families as they work towards the goal of exiting poverty. Families with children ages 0-3 over a 20 year period will be provided with individualized coaching, goal setting, and supportive services in tandem with existing community resource networks.
Rootead: Rootead is a 501(c)3 organization in Kalamazoo, MI. Our mission is: Birthing Justice & Body Awareness. We achieve this mission through offering movement classes, workshops, house concerts and resources in sustainability, social justice and living to Kalamazoo and its surrounding communities.
Interfaith Homes Neighborhood Network Center: The Interfaith Homes Neighborhood Network Center is a nonprofit center affiliated with Interfaith Homes. The Center is dedicated to building links with the greater Kalamazoo community to enhance the lives of Interfaith Homes residents. Programs and services focus on providing opportunities for education, training and supportive services related to employment, job skills and self-sufficiency.