Stuff the Bus 2013
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Aug 12, 2013
Help Us Cover More Bottoms!
Did you know:
-1 out of 3 U.S. families struggle to afford an adequate supply of diapers for their children
-Diapers are not covered by Food Stamps, WIC, or any other government assistance programs
It is heartbreaking to consider that children who sit in dirty diapers are:
-more subject to painful rashes, infection and disease
-going to CRY.....a lot....which increases their chances of abuse by caretakers who are already stressed
-likely to be so consumed by the pain of their situation that their cognitive development may be at risk of being delayed
-deserving of having enough diapers to provide them the fresh start to life they deserve
In King County alone there are 10,000 children under the age of 2 living in poverty. If those 10,000 children need on average 6 diapers a day for 365 days, this year alone those 10,000 children will need approximately...22 MILLION DIAPERS.
This is where we need your help.
By making a donation to Stuff the Bus, you will be supporting WestSide Baby's Diaper Bank Program to distribute diapers to families in need throughout King County.
By addressing this key material need of low-income families with children:
- families living on the margin do not have to choose between buying diapers and other necessities, such as food, rent or utilities
-fewer babies are forced to endure sitting in soiled diapers for long periods of time
-parents can find stable work when they can provide the required supply of diapers to take their kids to day care
-household stress is reduced and parents can focus more time and attention on creating a nurturing home where their children can thrive
Thank you for your support and for caring about kids!