Volunteering at HappyBottoms in Lenexa
Last month, more than a dozen DH Pace employees in our Entry Door Systems Group volunteered at HappyBottoms diaper bank. In just under two hours, the team’s efforts were very impressive! They bagged and prepared 83,500 diapers for shipment AND wrapped and organized nearly 10,000 diapers. As team, they processed 850 diapers a minute!
The organization focuses on this need in particular because diapers remain an under-served component in many outreach programs. HappyBottoms says that 1 in 3 American families struggle to provide enough diapers to keep babies happy, healthy and dry. In fact, they estimate that more than 23,000 children aren’t receiving the diapers they need.
To distribute diapers, HappyBottoms partners with 37 local social service agencies at 49 locations and 5 area hospitals. Through charitable contributions and volunteerism, they process nearly 2 million diapers a year. We’re proud to have supported this organization. To learn more about diaper needs in KC, visit HappyBottoms.org.
See this video of how families react when the diaper shelves are cleared: