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File #: 20-198    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/29/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Reconsideration of Human Services Funding for Diaper Bank of NC, Exchange Club's Family Center of Alamance County, and Club Nova for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Carrboro Town Council to reconsider human services funding allocations for the Diaper Bank of NC, Exchange Club's Family Center of Alamance County, and Club Nova.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A Resolution HS 5.5.20.docx, 2. Attachment B FY20-21 Human Services Recommendations % Change
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Reconsideration of Human Services Funding for Diaper Bank of NC, Exchange Club's Family Center of Alamance County, and Club Nova for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Carrboro Town Council to reconsider human services funding allocations for the Diaper Bank of NC, Exchange Club's Family Center of Alamance County, and Club Nova.
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DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community Services and Finance

CONTACT INFORMATION: Anne-Marie Vanaman, Management Assistant, 919-918-7321, amvanaman@townofcarrboro.org Rebecca Buzzard, Housing and Community Services Director, 919-918-7438, rbuzzard@townofcarrboro.org and Arche McAdoo, Finance Director, 918-7439.

INFORMATION: At the April 28, 2020 Carrboro Town Council meeting, the Council approved funding for 47 of 49 applications for FY20-21 Human Services Funding. The Human Services Advisory Commission's recommended allocations is provided in Attachment B.
Council Members did not approve funding for the Diaper Bank and Exchange Club's Family Center of Alamance County and requested staff provide more information regarding the two.
Diaper Bank
The Diaper Bank of NC provides access to personal hygiene products for diapering, menstruation and adult incontinence to low-income households. Products are distributed through community partners in order to encourage access of additional beneficial services. The Diaper Bank requested $5,000 for FY20-21 to support the purchase of diapers and other personal hygiene products, the salary of their distribution coordinator and the expansion of a program to provide menstruation products to teens in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School system. Teachers report that students often miss school because they do not have these necessary products. The Human Services Advisory Commission supported their request, noting both the necessity of these products and their high cost, and underscored the importance of the Diaper Bank's mission. The Human Services Advisory Co...

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