Where Every Bottom Covered started
Where Every Bottom Covered is going
Since partnering with Delavan Grider Community Center in May 2017, we have provided over 2500 children with over 1,000,000 clean diapering supplies (diapers and pull-ups), created new partnerships across Buffalo and Erie County, expanded our program to address period poverty to ensure that any menstruating person in need has access to clean period supplies and began expanding into other communities across Western New York to address the compounding concerns that plague communities with inadequate and limited transportation options.
The success of Every Bottom Covered is dependent on strong liaisons with community agencies as well as community involvement and participation with a shared commitment to the mission of distributing basic hygiene supplies to low-income, underserved families and the improvement of the quality of life across the counties that make up Western New York.
How you can get involved with Every Bottom Covered
There are several ways you can help us get the word out about diaper need and their effects on the entire community, not just the family receiving the supplies.
To help fund the work of Every Bottom Covered, click the link here.
Every Bottom Covered is seeking volunteers to help us in the warehouse, at our partner organizations, and in the community as we serve families. Click the link here.
Every Bottom Covered realizes that families may experience transportation difficulties and wants to ensure that we address that by opening up hub partner locations across Western New York. If you're interested, click the link here.
Every Bottom Covered, Inc. is a labor of love started in a living room. As a single mother raising her son in a low-income household, Raziya Hill dealt with the many obstacles that families often experience in their hopes to keep their children clean, dry, and healthy. Through those experiences and in response to the lack of government funding for purchasing diapers and recognizing the subsequent stress placed on economically vulnerable families at critical times when creating budgets regarding public assistance, Every Bottom Covered (EBC) was founded in May 2016.
Similar to food banks, diaper banks collect and distribute basic hygiene supplies to low-income families in underserved communities that have diaper need. Every Bottom Covered collects and distributes diapers, wipes, other baby-related items as well as period supplies, and uses financial donations for bulk purchases of diapering supplies which are then distributed directly to families throughout Western New York and through community partnerships as well as community events, pop-up locations, and existing local agencies including shelters, food pantries, daycare, and health facilities.