Indiana Diaper Bank moves downtown Indy to fulfill urgent need

WRTV.COM

Shakkira Harris

Aug 31, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Diaper Bank will be moving into the International Marketplace to better serve the area they see needs urgent help.

The Diaper Bank created a COVID-19 response program to address central Indiana's dire need for bare baby essentials in March.

The diaper bank has distributed over 150,000 diapers since March to support families in need and impacted by the pandemic. According to the Diaper Bank, diaper requests have increased over 300%, and there haven't been any signs of it slowing.

Wednesday, the Diaper Bank will be making the move downtown in need of more space, and to be in a more central location for families in need.

"This is a time of unprecedented crisis, and we are committed to helping the community right now," Rachael Suskovich, the president and CEO of Indiana Diaper Bank, said. "And we'll continue to find ways to help in the months ahead."

The pandemic has impacted the Diaper Bank just as much as the next industry. Suskovich says volunteer events and diaper drives have had to be canceled, thus meaning diapers are barely trickling in.

"It is important that we challenge ourselves to be improved by this because we know that's the only part of this that's up to us," Suskovich said.

Because of the lack of help and the immediate need to move, Two Men and a Truck has offered to help them move — for free.

"It may sound cliché, but even in times of social distancing – we lean on each other to get through challenges. The help of Two Men and A Truck will make this move safer and easier. This help allows us to keep our focus on serving the community," Suskovich said.

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