Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County is honored to celebrate Raziya Hill as this week’s Women Who Move the City Wednesday (WWMTC) Honoree! A native of Buffalo, Raziya is passionate about alleviating financial hardships experienced by families when needing to provide diaper and wipes on a consistent basis. To address this need, she is the Founder and Executive Director of Every Bottom Covered (EBC), a diaper bank that operates out of the Delavan Grider Community Center. EBC provides diapers and wipes on a monthly basis at no cost to low-income families in the Western New York area. Since partnering with the Delavan Grider Community Center in May 2017, EBC has enrolled over 800 children, with new clients signing up daily!
Additionally, Raziya has worked closely with the National Diaper Bank Network to lobby for support for the Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017 (H.R. 1143) that will support the work of diaper banks and raise awareness nationally. She recently was lobbying in Albany to create awareness!
Having attended and volunteered with Buffalo Prep as a teen, Raziya has a deep understanding of the importance of nonprofits that address unmet needs in the community. EBC has partnered with HOPE Buffalo working to increase teen volunteerism, and Buffalo Public Schools Office of Parent and Family Engagement to provide supplies to participants of their parent workshops.
To celebrate with Raziya and our four other outstanding Women Who Move the City Honorees on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Hotel Lafayette, click here to learn more & purchase your tickets today!