Press release from Asheville Outlets:
Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) will team with Babies Need Bottoms diaper bank, the local western North Carolina member of the Baby2Baby National Network, to provide much-needed baby wipes to select nonprofit agencies in the greater Asheville area. Babies Need Bottoms, Inc (BNB) is a nonprofit diaper bank serving 6 counties in Western North Carolina: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell and Transylvania. BNB’s mission is to improve the lives of babies, toddlers, and parents in WNC through diaper distribution, community awareness and partnerships.
“Asheville Outlets is proud to partner with Babies Need Bottoms on this important baby wipe distribution,” says Carla De Maria, Marketing Director of Asheville Outlets. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, baby supplies have been depleted. Families are not only having trouble being able to afford these items, they cannot even find them on the shelves. This distribution effort will help meet the needs of families in the greater Asheville area with babies and toddlers.” she adds.
Select area nonprofit partners of BNB will receive a supply of baby wipes to disperse to their clients. The baby wipe distribution will take place at Asheville Outlets on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
During the Covid-19 public health crisis, Babies Need Bottoms has transitioned to a crisis response
model and expanded diapering supply distributions beyond their current 14 partners to include other
community organizations serving and connecting families with essentials. Babies Need Bottoms is doing no-contact drop offs with community agencies of diapers, wipes, and baby hygiene products including diaper cream, baby body wash/shampoo and lotion. For information on supporting these efforts, please visit www.babiesneedbottoms.org.
Individuals in Need
Presently, Babies Need Bottoms is not able to provide diapers directly to individuals. Families seeking assistance should visit NC211.org or call 1-888-892-1162 to be connected to a nearby social service agency that can help with baby supplies, food assistance, and more.