Texas Diaper Bank raises whopping 1.2 million diapers

Campaign had multiple corporate sponsors

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SAN ANTONIO - Texas Diaper Bank sponsors, clients and board members gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the success of this year's Million Diapers for Babies campaign. The campaign surpassed its goal by collecting more than 1.2 million diapers, wipes and incontinence products for at-risk families in San Antonio, a news release from the Texas Diaper Bank stated.

According to the release, sponsors, such as Bank of America, Valero, H-E-B and others, donated a combined $45,000 toward the campaign, which raised 325,700 diapers. Community partners, such volunteer groups, churches and businesses hosted diaper drives to help reach the million diapers goal. Expectations were exceeded when the final count was revealed to have reached 1.2 million diapers.

“It is absolutely amazing to see how far the Million Diapers for Babies campaign has come in the last year,” said Mel Amick, Texas Diaper Bank board president. “The 1.2 million diapers will help deliver services to families in need and help keep babies healthy in San Antonio.”

The release stated that last year, the Million Diapers of Babies campaign amassed just over 800,000 diapers and helped serve 12,000 individuals in San Antonio and surrounding areas. The diapers gathered this year will go toward continuing services to families and the 22 partner agencies of the Texas Diaper Bank.

Sponsors and partners celebrated the campaign reveal at the Courtyard Marriott in Westover Hills with 150 guests, silent auction and the crowning of the Texas Diaper Bank Royal Court. All proceeds from the celebration will go toward services provided at the Texas Diaper Bank, the release explained.

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