Empowering Families with Essentials to Thrive t-shirt


This t-shirt was worn by Corinne Cannon, founder and executive director of the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB). Established in 2010, GDCDB provides diapers to social service organizations helping families in need in the greater Washington, DC, region. Through events such as diaper drives, the organization raises awareness about the impact of poverty on children and families. The GDCDB is part of the National Diaper Bank Network, an organization supporting the work of diaper banks across the United States.

Typically, GDCDB does not serve families directly. In early 2019, it worked in collaboration with World Central Kitchen and other organizations to assist people who were without pay due to the government shutdown. The GDCDB had distribution points at the World Central Kitchen site in Penn Quarter, Washington, DC, and at Dulles Airport where people could get diapers, incontinence products, and more.

Cannon wore this shirt while doing routine Diaper Bank work and at distribution sites during the philanthropic response to the government shutdown.

Date Made: ca 2019

Maker: Gildan Activewear

Location: Currently not on view

Place Used: United States: District of Columbia, WashingtonPlace Made: HaitiAssociated Place: China

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Greater DC Diaper Bank

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2019.0051.03Accession Number: 2019.0051Catalog Number: 2019.0051.03

Object Name: t-shirt

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall (laid flat): 73 cm x 91 cm; 28 3/4 in x 35 13/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-3a23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1918905

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