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New glass wall honors donors at Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

Posted at 5:38 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 20:38:13-04

The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona unveiled a new donor recognition wall Tuesday.

The organization installed the public art at its headquarters because of a $600,000 donation to them.

The recognition wall was created by Arizona glass artist Chris Klein. It's made of 65 distinct and colorful glass tiles to reflect all the donors who contributed to the capital campaign used to fun the new Diaper Bank building.

Chris Klein has been working with glass for the past 20 years. He says, "donor recognition is something that is near and dear to me. It signifies a hope and promise that there is still compassion and empathy in these politically divided times we live in."

The Executive Director of the Diaper Bank, Dan Moxley, says they are "deeply honored to have been chosen as a beneficiary by Angel Charity for Children." 

Moxley says, "we chose to recognize the gift with this vibrant and unique artwork as a reminder of the important role Angel Charity plays in our community."

In order to make the glass wall, the Diaper Bank partnered with the Southern Arizona & Cultural Alliance, or SAACA.

The Diaper Bank provides diapers and incontinence supplies to about 20,000 babies, children, disabled youth and adults, and elders throughout Southern Arizona. The Diaper Bank works with nearly 50 partner agencies to provide these supplies to Southern Arizona's most vulnerable populations.