The Big Give 2017

May the Fourth Be With You!

The Big Give S.A. is all day today, May 4. For those who may not be familiar, The Big Give S.A. is a 24-hour day of giving. It’s organized by the Texas Nonprofit Council and the San Antonio Area Foundation, with the support of the New Braunfels Community Center and the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country.

Since 2014, 101,000 donors have given nearly $11 million dollars to over 1,600 nonprofits through the Big Give-making it one of the most successful giving days in the country.

You may remember that last year was challenging — After a series of technical failures, the national Give Local America site went down, and donors across the country had difficulty giving to the nonprofits of their choice. Our community still rallied to raise $4.3 million for 1,055 nonprofits in 2016! You are resilient and generous!

All the nonprofits we have helped in this past year or will help later this year are fundraising extra-hard today! Many are participating in special events all day. Here are their Big Give links. If a particular organization over the last year was special to you, or if one of our upcoming nonprofit partners has a special place in your heart, please give and GIVE BIG!

Elf Louise

San Antonio Food Bank

Family Violence Prevention Services


Animal Defense League

San Antonio AIDS Foundation

San Antonio Youth Literacy

Texas Burn Survivor Society

The Rape Crisis Center

Texas Diaper Bank

Alpha Home

Merced Housing Texas



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Charity Spotlight: The Texas Diaper Bank

The Texas Diaper Bank was established in 1997 by several San Antonio Methodist churches. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to meet basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities, and senior citizens. The Diaper Bank’s mission is to provide programs and services, respond to families in crisis and improve the daily conditions of their lives. They provide basic needs services combined with educational opportunities that strengthen family self-reliance.

In 2015, the Texas Diaper Bank partnered with 13 nonprofit agencies and served over 33,000 individuals in 9 counties (Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Uvalde). The organization distributed 969,000 baby items, diapers and incontinence supplies with a staff of six full-time employees, 12 board members and 2,800 volunteers, who donated almost 9,000 hours of time!

Specifically, Texas Diaper Bank provided:

  • Diapers to 9,030 babies
  • Distributed 756,911 Diapers
  • Distributed 8,696 Baby Items
  • 23,724 Individuals Received Food Assistance
  • Distributed 622,824 lbs. of Food
  • Distributed 6,960 Incontinence Products

Texas Diaper Bank programs include:

  • Healthy Babies – Promotes the well-being, healthy growth, and development of babies by providing their family with diapers, and health education classes; gives these families access to our “Market Days” where they can receive other essential baby items once a month.
  • Hunger Relief Program –Assures that families are able to meet their nutritional needs through food assistance and four sponsored mobile food pantries.
  • Incontinence Gap Program –Provides special needs youth and adults with incontinence products during the interim application period for a Medicaid program.

All programs are provided directly to families or through partnerships with other nonprofit agencies.

Texas Diaper Bank also assists families with federal benefits enrollment (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CHIP, WIC & HOPE), enrolls families in “My Healthy Child” classes, and refers families to other agencies for additional services.

October has been declared “Diaper Need Awareness Month” in the State of Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio and Leon Valley. In Bexar County alone, nearly 40,000 babies lack the necessary diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. The Texas Diaper Bank needs your help to raise A Million Diapers for Babies by October 31. Join the “Million Diapers for Babies” campaign during the month of and help make a difference in the lives of babies born into poverty and help make sure that they grow-up healthy! Join us at our next Nerd Night and bring a box of diapers or two to help the Diaper Bank meet its goal.


Most Needed Items:

Diapers, Size 4
Diapers, Size 5
Diapers, Size 6
Adult Diapers, Size L
Adult Diapers, Size XL
Baby Wipes

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