Inspired by Help a Mother Out, we will be collecting diapers and gift cards for the month of September. All donations will be given to ESTHER and Hope Helps.
Did you know you can’t buy diapers with food stamps or get them through WIC? Unfortunately, 22% of all children under five years old in the U.S. live in poverty, and one out of every three families struggles to afford diapers.
If a family can’t afford diapers, a baby may spend extended periods of time in the same soiled diaper. The need is so great that diapers are sometimes re-used after they have been soiled. Babies in dirty diapers suffer. It can lead to serious health problems for them and disease outbreaks for entire communities.
Healthy Communities – NO INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAKS Dirty diapers on the move can make us sick and spread hepatitis A, viral meningitis and severe bacterial diarrheas.
Frequent Diaper Changes – HEALTHY & HAPPY BABIES Kids don’t have painful diaper rash, fever, loss of appetite or vomiting, herpes, staphylococci, urinary tract infections, jaundice or renal failure. Clean diapers make the whole family smile.
Opportunity to Thrive – PARTICIPATION IN EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PROGRAMS Parents need to work. Kids need to learn. A supply of clean diapers are required to attend most childcare programs.
Donate a bag of diapers and be entered into our gift card drawing! The more bags you donate, the more entries you get!
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