JLC and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank:

Starting in the winter of 2016, JLC members conducted a thorough community needs assessment to identify and prioritize critical local issues that needed additional support in the Greater Cincinnati Community. After learning from nonprofit and business leaders what the needs were, the League initiated a request for proposal process. This RFP to partner with the JLC was issued to the public based on the results of the community needs assessment. Proposals were required to address the most pressing needs identified, and had to align with the mission of the JLC. After several rounds of review and a vote by JLC membership, the decision was made to partner with Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. 


Partnership Quickfacts:

Total Volunteer Hours:

3,000+ hours volunteered

Funds Committed Annually:


Partnership Years Committed:

3 Years

Partnership Outcomes:

JLC volunteers have made significant contributions to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank throughout the multi-year partnership. Volunteer activities have included:

    • Leading and participating in diaper wrappings and filling orders for partner agencies
    • Organizing diaper drives supported by League members
    • Transporting diaper donations
    • Planning and organizing several fundraising events
    • Creating the Potty-Training Tool Kit: League members also created a Potty-Training Tool Kit, which aims to help families potty train toddlers, thus eliminating the need for diapers
    • Assisting with filling orders for Tidal Babe Period Bank
    • Planning and volunteering at events, including: 2018-2019 Bottoms Up for Babies Happy Hour, the 2019 National Diaper Bank Conference, the SCDB Annual Gala, and hosting the JLC’s annual Family Volunteer Day at Sweet Cheeks.League members were excited to support Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank in the successful participation in the National Diaper Bank Network Conference, which was held in Cincinnati in October 2019

League efforts are now focused on developing a plan to ensure the success of Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank after the partnership ends, guaranteeing that babies across Cincinnati have access to the clean diapers they need.

    • The volunteer support provided by Junior League of Cincinnati allows for the Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank staff to focus on their vision of eliminating diaper need in our community so that all babies have a chance to be happy, healthy, and safe. Each hour volunteered gives SCDB employees back an hour of dedicated work time.
    • The League’s partnership with Sweet Cheeks Diaper bank is transformative for the League because not only are we able to support and accelerate a local non-profit who is directly impacting families and their fight against poverty, but we are able to help support nearly four dozen other agencies around the city with the same mission. The partnership model (JLC + Community Organization) allows for the League to create new community relationships, strengthen existing ones, and promote our mission across the area in an irreplaceable way.