I hope to raise $500 in by SUNDAY, JULY 21 to provide diapers to families in need!! Will you help? Tim and I will match every dollar of the first $100 donated. $100 covers one month of diapers for a baby. (25 cents each, 8-12 a day, 31 days)
I am supporting this effort because every baby, regardless of the situation they were born into, deserves to have a diaper. Simple. Basic. Necessary.
I know families in poverty rinse and reuse disposable diapers, moms living in cars diaper with newspaper, some use Ziploc bags with paper towel and others ration their babies to 1 diaper a day regardless of the need because they can't afford to buy them. Where I live, diapers are the #2 shoplifted item. With 10,000 children under 2 living below the federal poverty line, just in my county, supporting them with even 1/4 of their need for diapers is 6,000,000 diapers a year. Wow!
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 is at risk of being delayed
By making a donation to my Online Diaper Drive, you will be supporting WestSide Baby's Diaper Bank Program to distribute diapers to families in need throughout King County, WA. I also work closely with the National Diaper Bank Network as a Board Member so this issue is getting more widespread support and more diaper banks are springing up and receiving support around the country. (Michigan, Florida, Texas...)
How well you could parent without a diaper?
How do you feel when you hear a baby crying on an airplane? Imagine living with that as the baby or the families members in a small apartment - ALL DAY LONG.
Thank you for your support and for caring about kids!