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File #: 2021-1944    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Enactment date: 9/28/2021 Enactment #: 595
Effective date:    
Title: WHEREAS, The non-profit Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, established in 2012 by Reverend Phillip and Cathy Battle and based in Pittsburgh's East End, at present is the only local organization that has addressed this need as its sole purpose and is the only diaper bank in the state west of Harrisburg; and,
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. BURGESS

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WHEREAS, The non-profit Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, established in 2012 by Reverend Phillip and Cathy Battle and based in Pittsburgh’s East End, at present is the only local organization that has addressed this need as its sole purpose and is the only diaper bank in the state west of Harrisburg; and,

 

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WHEREAS, For over eight years, the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank in following its mission to help ensure that babies in need are clean, healthy, and dry has distributed more than one million diapers to low-income or poverty level families in Western Pennsylvania through a network of 24 social service agency partners; and,   

 

WHEREAS, the Western  Pennsylvania  Diaper Bank now also provides period supplies to women in need through those agencies as part of the National Alliance for Period Supplies, supporting women’s health and enabling them to go to work and school to break the cycle of poverty; and,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank for their vision of communities where all families have an equal opportunity to thrive; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare the week of September 27-October 3, 2021, to be “National Diaper Need Awareness Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.