Grant will help organization provide diapers to more low-income families in Connecticut
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WALLINGFORD, Conn. (December 3, 2015) — The Tariq Farid Foundation today announced a $10,000 grant to The Diaper Bank, a nonprofit organization based in New Haven, CT which provides free diapers to low-income families and raises awareness that diapers are a basic human need which is not being met for many children living in poverty. The grant will enable The Diaper Bank to serve more families, as funds will be used to purchase diapers for 100 children each month for one year.
Since 2004, The Diaper Bank has distributed more than 18 million free diapers to low-income families in Connecticut. Modeled on successful regional food banks, The Diaper Bank distributes diapers through a network of local daycare center, social service agencies, shelters, and food pantries. The Diaper Bank currently serves over 3,000 children each month, distributing more than 150,000 diapers per month to families in need in New Haven, Fairfield, Hartford, and Middlesex Counties.
“Helping parents with basic needs is something that I’m passionate about. Knowing that more single mothers and other families living on a tight budget will be able to have clean diapers for their children made supporting The Diaper Bank an easy decision,” said Tariq Farid, who operates his own private charitable foundation and is Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements and numerous other companies.
Janet Stolfi Alfano, Executive Director of The Diaper Bank, said, “We are so grateful to the Tariq Farid Foundation for its support for the provision of this very basic need for families.”
Kelly Hebrank, Director of the Tariq Farid Foundation, says that by providing something as basic as diapers, the grant will help children attend daycare and preschool, and could help alleviate stress on parents. “We know that all parents want their babies to be clean and healthy, and are thankful that The Diaper Bank helps achieve this. We’re glad that The Diaper Bank will be able to serve more families through this grant.”
Founded in 2013 by Tariq Farid, the Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements, the mission of the Tariq Farid Foundation is to alleviate suffering by providing for the basic needs of food and healthcare, and to improve lives through the support of education and skill development opportunities that enable individuals to reach their full potential.