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ABOUT US


We LOVE What We Do!

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ABOUT US


We LOVE What We Do!

Founded in 2013, the Miami Diaper Bank is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and first established diaper bank in Miami. The Miami Diaper Bank’s mission is to collect and distribute diapers and other diaper related products to low-income families and their children, while also raising awareness about the need for diaper donations in the South Florida area.

 


OUR MISSION 

donate diapers TO SOUTH FLORIDA FAMILIES

To collect, store and distribute free diapers to homeless shelters, food pantries, family service agencies, and faith-based organizations 

spread awareness on diaper need

To educate the local community about the devastating crisis of diaper need.

 

support community partners

To support and expand upon our existing relationships with shelters and community organizations in the South Florida area.


HOW IT ALL STARTED

Above: Co-founders Arielle Schaechter, Roberto Schaechter and Jonah Schaechter

Above: Co-founders Arielle Schaechter, Roberto Schaechter and Jonah Schaechter

During a long drive on a humid summer day in June 2012, Jonah Schaechter of Miami, FL spent the duration of the trip contemplating his community service project for his Bar Mitzvah. With a rapidly approaching deadline and no truly meaningful ideas, he had an epiphany after listening to a story on National Public Radio (NPR) about the efforts of a national diaper bank. Intrigued by the narrator’s effort to set up a diaper drive and distribute the collected items, Jonah felt compelled to start a similar initiative.

To maximize the success of his community service project, Jonah asked his school for permission to set up a drive. Several posters and one box later, Jonah’s drive accumulated around 1,000 diapers. Pleased with the results, Jonah then looked to his temple for additional support and subsequently dropped off another box for collection, which was quickly filled. Nearing the end of his community service project, Jonah tirelessly searched for a local diaper bank where he could donate the collected items. Shocked by the realization that one did not exist anywhere in Miami, Jonah felt that he had met with too many families in need and collected enough supplies to show that there was a real need for a diaper bank in his city.  After sharing his conclusions with his father, Roberto Schaechter, the two of them, along with his sister Arielle, decided it was time to address this widespread and overlooked issue hands-on.

What started out as a small community service project for Jonah is now the first established diaper bank in Miami. As a registered 501(c)3 organization, the Miami Diaper Bank’s mission is to collect and distribute diapers and other diaper related products for low-income families and their children while raising awareness about the need for diaper donations and advocating for policy change on a local and state level.

MEET THE MIAMI DIAPER BANK AND LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE GOT STARTED IN Jet.com'S interview with our co-founder, Roberto. Click here!


MIAMI DIAPER BANK IN THE PRESS AND AWARDS

 

Check out our Community Impact Interview with our friends at 88.1 WAY-FM below! 

Check out our Diaper Need Awareness Week 2018 Interview with our friends on El Zol 106.7 FM below!

Check out our mission possible radio interview with our partners from the Miami Rescue Mission!


CORPORATE SPONSORS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We're so grateful for the support of our generous corporate sponsors and amazing community partners!

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Who We Serve


For low-income families, it is nearly impossible to get enough clean diapers for their children without help from organizations like us.

Who We Serve


For low-income families, it is nearly impossible to get enough clean diapers for their children without help from organizations like us.

NONPROFIT & COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS WE SERVE IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Currently, we donate to the following community partners and together we are serving over 25,000 babies in 6 South Florida Counties.

 

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If you are non-profit or community organization located in South Florida and would like to apply to be a partner organization, please contact info@miamidiaperbank.com

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MEET OUR BOARD AND TEAM


Get To Know The Miami Diaper Bank Team and Board of Directors Who Are Leading Change in the South Florida Community!

MEET OUR BOARD AND TEAM


Get To Know The Miami Diaper Bank Team and Board of Directors Who Are Leading Change in the South Florida Community!

Board OF DIRECTORS

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Co-Founder & Chair OF THE BOARD

Roberto Schaechter

Managing partner at United Financial Consultants.

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BOARD MEMBER & Vice-Chair

Nichole Dawkins

Entrepreneur and certified Doula from Mama Glow.

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Board MEMBER & Treasurer

Robert Barrar

President and managing parters of the laws offices of Robert I Barrar P.A.

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Board MEMBER & Secretary

Beth Barrar

Vice President of Recruiting Human Resource Innovators (HRI).

 
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Board MEMBER

Michele Baena

Stylist at Worth New York and Worth Miami.

 

MIAMI DIAPER BANK Team

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Gabriela Rojas

Executive Director

About: Gabriela is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Miami Diaper Bank. With over four years of experience working in communications, Gabriela focuses on fostering relationships with community partner agencies, coordinating volunteers and expanding awareness of the organization’s mission throughout South Florida. Gabriela graduated from Broward College with an A.A in Public Relations and Communications and is currently pursuing her B.A. in Communications and Event Planning at Florida International University. Gabriela is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Clairesse Brogoitti

Program Director

About: Clairesse is responsible for Miami Diaper Bank’s overall program and operations strategy, including spearheading our disaster relief initiatives. Clairesse is a business consultant and licensed attorney specializing in business management. She graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Communications and Sociology and received her J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law. Clairesse is fluent in English and Italian.

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Adrienna Sotomayor

Program Coordinator

About: Adrienna is responsible for the Miami Diaper Bank’s day-to-day program and operations logistics. Adrienna has years of experience volunteering with Miami based nonprofits and previously worked as a junior account executive for a marketing and branding agency that works with clients in the nonprofit sector. She graduated with honors from Florida International University with a degree in Communications Arts in the Arts and Performance Track. Adrienna is fluent in English and Spanish.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Please contact our team at (305) 926-3815 or via email at info@miamidiaperbank.com.

Partnership inquiries

Please contact Gabriela at (305) 926- 3815 or via email at gabriela@miamidiaperbank.com.

The Miami Diaper Bank adheres to the AFP (Association for Fundraising Professionals) “Donor Bill of Right” as well as their “Code of Ethic Standards”.