Diaper Drive, August 1-30th:
Share the gift of loving care with a baby in need. Donated diapers allow a parent to care for their baby while moving through life transitions or overcoming domestic violence.
The greatest need is for diapers sized 4 or 5.
Drop-off locations for August 1-30:
State Capitol, Sacramento, Room 6005
Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View
Books Inc. Palo Alto, Town and Country Village, Palo Alto
Year-round diaper donations are also accepted at Day One, Town and County Village, Palo Alto
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are diaper donations so critically needed?
Nearly a quarter of children growing up in the U.S. and in California live in poverty and one out of every three families struggle to afford diapers. Families in need can’t buy diapers with food stamps or get them through WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Families in need frequently have to choose between buying food, medicine, or diapers. Overuse of a diaper can lead to serious health problems for infants and a lack of diapers can prevent families from accessing childcare.
What kind of diapers are needed?
The greatest need is for diapers sized 4 and 5. Local diaper banks offer cloth and biodegradable, disposable diapers. Disposable diapers are often needed for families that are homeless or in remote areas where laundry facilities are not available.
Can I support our local diaper banks with money rather than giving diapers?
Yes, to give, visit their sites directly at
I have an open package of diapers. Can I donate them?
Yes, new, unused diapers can be donated if they are still in the package, even if the package has been opened.
Monday, April 8th, 2013, 7:00 P.M.:
Special Showing of Not My Life
Join State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Ret.) for a special showing of Not My Life, the first film to comprehensively to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of global human trafficking and modern slavery.
Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life features more than fifty interviews with trafficking survivors and their advocates in government, law enforcement, civil society, and the private sector. From 10 year-old girls raped in USA truck stops or brothels in India; to street beggars in Africa; to domestic servants in Washington, D. C., Not My Life take viewers into a world that is both difficult to imagine and all too real.
What: Film Showing: Not My Life
Where: Redwood City Downtown Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd. in downtown Redwood City
When: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Partners in the making of this film include: the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the Polaris Project, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, End Human Trafficking Now!, the Greenbaum Foundation and End Slavery Now.
This showing is provided by State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Ret.). Library meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual or organizations
April 1 - 30: Book Drive for Women in State Prison
Please join Kepler’s Books and Magazines, Books Inc and State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Ret.) in donating new or gently used paperback books for women at the California Institution for Women in Corona, California.
How-to books, quality fiction from diverse writers, women’s biographies
and current, quality magazines in good condition are needed. Paperback textbooks that are less than three years old can be accepted. Children’s picture books, easy reading books and teen classics (such as Judy Blume books) are especially needed for women with lower reading levels and children during visitation, as are unopened boxes of Crayola crayons and packs of construction paper.
More than two-thirds of the women in state prison are non-violent offenders and more than two-thirds are mothers. Any reading material that engages the mind will help these women who have few other rehabilitative services.
Books and other materials can be dropped off at Kepler’s in Menlo Park (1010 El Camino), Books Inc in Mountain View (301 Castro St.) or Books Inc in Palo Alto (Town and Country Village), April 1-30.
Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00 PM, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd., downtown RWC:
Special film showing, Living for 32.
A powerful exploration of what needs to be done to end gun violence in America. Living for 32 is the inspirational story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the tragic gun shooting massacre which occurred on the Virginia Tech campus.
This showing is provided by State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Ret.) and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Library meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual or organizations
Sunday, January 27th, 1:30 PM, Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St., Mtn View: Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Action, a community forum on gun control, gun reduction and violence reduction
Come together as we learn the essential facts about guns in America, best practices for gun control and gun reduction and the latest developments at the state, federal and local levels.