Help Sweet Cheeks Find a Warehouse!

Warehouse

Hi everyone!

We need your help. Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank is on the search to find a warehouse. We have some very exciting potential partnerships to pursue, but until we have a warehouse those opportunities can’t be fully explored. One partnership allows us to purchase diapers for the administrative cost to get them to us. That would mean we could diaper a child for an entire year for $120. That’s AMAZING news friends. The “catch”? The diapers arrive on a 53′ semi truck. Until we have a warehouse with a loading dock, that avenue is closed. A local partnership we want to explore would most likely involve a similar setup in getting the diapers to Sweet Cheeks in large trucks, and until we have the infrastructure in place to receive diapers in mass quantities, we won’t be setting up a meeting to ask for partnership.

So here’s the details on what we’re looking for:

  • Warehouse space
  • Attached office space
  • 1,000 square feet of storage space (which would allow us to store up to 250,000 diapers). If someone has a lead on a smaller space, do let us know, but we intend to grow–quickly!–and would like to keep our moving to a minimum.
  • A loading dock that a 53′ semi is able to use
  • We are absolutely open to sharing warehouse space with another organization.
  • Location needs to be close to downtown Cincinnati.

Remember: we are a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. That means donations to us are tax deductible–even warehouse and office space! There are many reasons why it makes good sense for both individuals and corporations to donate warehouse and office space to nonprofits. Not only do you get to make a positive impact on your community, you have the potential to enjoy a significant tax deduction. The size of the tax deduction is based on the current market value of your property. So that warehouse space you bought in 1950 for $50,000 that is currently valued at $250,000 will give you a tax deduction of $250,000. Everyone wins!

Share this need with everyone you know. We are 100% confident that the perfect warehouse space exists for Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank–we just haven’t found the perfect connection to it yet. Are you that connection? Do you know someone who might be? Email us at [email protected]. Thanks for your support!

Sweet Cheeks Wins its First Grant

October 18th was a turning point for the launch of Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. Thanks to Cincy Sundaes, we won a $1,000 grant to help make our organization a reality. We are using the funds to pay the (hefty) 501c3 filing fee, secure a P.O. Box for a year, and purchase marketing collateral, among other things.

Cincy Sundaes is an ice cream social that funds micro-grants for innovative ideas in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For $5, attendees receive one sundae and one vote. They listen to four presenters spend four minutes sharing an idea, and then the audience can ask questions before voting on their favorite idea. 100% of the money collected at the door goes to the idea that receives the most votes.

This was an amazing platform for Megan to speak publicly about Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank for the first time. Urban Artifact hosted this last Cincy Sundaes of the year, and there were a ton of supporters who came out to vote for us. We can’t thank those dedicated friends and family enough.

If you have an idea that’s been brewing in your mind for awhile, I highly encourage you to submit an application to Cincy Sundaes for a spot in one of next year’s events. The co-organizers, Erika and Kristine, are great to work with and really have an eye for projects that are worthy of funding (if we do say so ourselves). Make sure you check out their website for more information on this amazing program: http://www.cincysundaes.com/. Or better yet, show up to their events in 2016 to support other entrepreneurs who have crazy ideas and lots of courage and help make a difference in our community.