Community Honoree- Megan Fischer
Megan Fischer, CEO & Founder of Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
In 2014, Megan was pregnant with her second child and learned diapers are not covered by food stamps or WIC. She read stories about babies being left in the same diaper for days, disposable diapers being reused, and the infections children get from a lack of clean diapers. As a parent, she couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to not be able to provide for the basic needs of your babies, and tried to find a diaper bank in Cincinnati to volunteer with. When nothing turned up, an idea took shape, and Megan envisioned an organization that could work with social service agencies in Cincinnati to make sure every baby in the city she loves had clean diapers.
In the fall of 2015, Megan attended the Unpolished Conference for entrepreneurs at Crossroads Church in Oakley, and it proved to be the spark she needed to stop ignoring the call she felt to start a diaper bank. Just a few days after the conference, Megan had an amazing team in place ready to throw their support and talents into starting Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, and she’s been working hard to create a thriving program for families in need ever since.
In February of 2017, Megan made the move to Sweet Cheeks full time. When she’s not growing the organization, she spends time with her two kiddos, Archer and Elsa, and her husband, Brian.
The March of Dimes is proud to honor Megan Fischer as this year's Community Honoree for her dedication and committment to helping to make sure diapers are available for all babies in our city.