The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is requesting donations for its Diaper Bank to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
JLNO has been in contact with Junior Leagues and Diaper Bank partners throughout the region and is mobilizing to assist them in meeting the needs of their respective communities. Many agencies will be providing aid, and JLNO is uniquely positioned to help families through its Diaper Bank. As demonstrated in its 2016 response to the flooding in Baton Rouge and Southwest Louisiana, it is well equipped to make a positive impact due to its size and resource access. Join them in helping those in need by donating the following items:
- Baby wipes
- Diaper cream
- Feminine products
- Gift cards in $20 amounts to Target and WalMart
JLNO will accept donations at its headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St., during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. They expect to send their first shipment on Friday, September 1.
Donations can also be made via the following options:
“New Orleanians know all too well the devastating effects of hurricanes and floods,” said JLNO President Kristen Koppel. “Our nature is to help our neighbors, and we are asking your assistance in doing that for Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.”
During last year’s flood relief efforts for Southeast Louisiana, JLNO provided 334,000 diapers, 176,000 baby wipes, 53,000 feminine products, and $16,000 in gift cards.
JLNO is a reputable, fiscally efficient organization that knows how to organize its volunteer base and match community needs with resources. JLNO always multiplies what it receives, and 100% of donations will go toward its relief efforts. Not only can the organization leverage buying power for deep discounts on diapers and wipes, but it also amplifies its positive impact with over 2,200 members who invest over 45,000 volunteer hours in the community annually.