This project will help further our mission by showing our grant worthiness to potential funders in the coming fiscal year. Our organization has been very grassroots in our mission and completely volunteer-run at this point and maintained off of small monetary donations and grants but primarily we have been receiving product donations to remain in operation. We need to show our sustainability as our mission to provide clean basic hygiene supplies to low-income families in the Western New York community.
Over the last year, we have made significant steps to make sure that our business structure is in place to compete for more diverse grant opportunities. We have incorporated our nonprofit, registered with NYS Charities Bureau, established our board documents and began restructuring our board of directors.
The mission of Every Bottom Covered is to ensure that families, no matter of the biological make-up have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers; to raise community awareness that “basic human needs” include diapers and baby related products and that these needs are not being met for children living in poverty; and to advocate for policy reform so that diapers and baby related products are included in the definition of and provision for the “basic human needs” of families.