HomeAid Orange County

ESSENTIALS DIAPER DRIVE: Bank of America serving as a proud HomeAid sponsor

Continued support from Bank of America and their staff helps thousands of people experiencing homelessness

July 19, 2019

Since 2011, Bank of America has been on a mission to fulfill their purpose when it comes to corporate giving: to help make people's financial lives better. Valerie Lewis, who is a Vice President and Testing Specialist for the Global Risk Organizations within Bank of America, explains what has driven Bank of America associates to be involved with the Essentials Diaper Drive for the past eight years.

“Having the ability to get diapers is going to make their lives better financially,” she notes. “It’s the right thing to do.”

Not only does Bank of America contribute financially to the Essentials Diaper Drive each year, they also conduct smaller drives of their own as champions of the diaper drive and many associates volunteer at both the Builders for Babies event and Essentials sorting day. Being a large corporation, with thousands of employees in the Orange County area, Lewis noted that participating in the Essentials Diaper Drive is somewhat of a no brainer, thanks to the many ways associates can participate.

“HomeAid makes it so easy for an organization to participate. By you providing us collection boxes, posters with the needed items and then picking up the donations it’s a huge win for both us and you!”

After being involved with the cause for nearly a decade, Lewis says it’s tough to pinpoint her personal favorite moment volunteering with the drive. Instead, she says she can remember very clearly “that” feeling of knowing her work, and her fellow Bank of America associates work, in collecting or sorting diapers, will ultimately change someone's life.

“Homeaid has always been trying to lift up and this is just a way to lift people up,” she explains.