Tuscaloosa, AL - November 2017 - ELEVATE Marketplace.com, a one-stop shop for everyday business essentials, is partnering with The Diaper Foundation of Houston to provide baby supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, aid packages began pouring into the Houston metro area. Unfortunately, for families with babies and young children, the majority of these packages didn't contain diapers. Diapers are a vital and necessary childcare item, which is often forgotten during relief efforts.
To help fill this gap, ELEVATE Marketplace vowed to donate one box of diapers to the non-profit for every order placed on the platform within the month September. Over 3,200 diapers will be distributed in November 2017 to families in need by The Diaper Foundation in Houston, Texas.
“The Diaper Bank is an often-overlooked asset to the Houston community,” says Michael Wilson, VP of Marketing and Communications for ELEVATE Marketplace. “They do tremendous work, and we were honored to play a small role in helping them bring relief to some of the families affected by Hurricane Harvey earlier this year.”
Hurricane Harvey reached the shores of Texas on August 25, 2017. As a Category 4 storm, this hurricane became the first to make landfall in the USA since 2005's Hurricane Wilma. Hurricane Harvey caused an estimated $180 billion dollars in losses, including damage to 203,000 houses with 12,700 of these homes being destroyed. Within American history, Hurricane Harvey is ranked as our worst natural disaster on record after Hurricane Katrina.
About The Diaper Foundation
The Diaper Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009. The organization's main objective is helping underprivileged families receive the childcare supplies they require, specifically diapers for babies and toddlers. Despite not being covered by federal assistance programs, like SNAP and WIC, diapers can cost $100/month per child, leading to a significant financial burden on low-income households.
Beyond the diaper fund program, The Diaper Foundation strives to raise awareness on poverty issues affecting the local community. This organization also champions empowerment initiatives to support women and their families in creating healthy home environments.
About ELEVATE Marketplace
ELEVATE Marketplace is the one-stop shopping destination for small businesses. With prices on par with other online giants, this online portal carries a huge array of industry supplies for food service, offices, MRO, packaging, and workplace safety. By prioritizing customer care, ELEVATE Marketplace offers a fast two to three-day delivery window and free shipping on orders over $150.
To enhance the user experience for procurement executives, ELEVATE Marketplace also comes equipped with a free consulting tool, ELEVATE Process. During its 30-minute, no-cost assessment of your business, ELEVATE Process revolutionizes the process of strategic sourcing by suggesting the best products for optimizing your supply chain.