Today I received in the mail a flyer from Sam's Club announcing a program sponsored by the Huggies Brand to help provide diapers for struggling families. In the flyer it mentioned that one in three moms struggles to provide diapers for their baby. The reality is that many of these moms can only afford to use one diaper a day. How awful would that be for a poor defenseless infant to have to sit in its own wet, soiled diaper all day. Cloth diapers may be a solution, but if both mom and dad work and baby has to go to day care, what's a parent to do? Should a parent have to choose between food and diapers? Or diapers and going to work to provide for the family? There is a way for us to help prevent this from occurring.
From October 1 to December 31, 2010, the Huggies Brand will donate one diaper to a diaper bank for every specially marked package of Huggies Diapers or Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes that are bought at Sam's Club. These diaper banks provide diapers to needy families, maybe even in your own community.
Another way that you can personally help is to donate any unopened packs of diapers during the month of October 2010. There will be diaper donation bins at Sam's Club locations October 1-31, 2010. These don't have to be Huggies Brand - they can be any brand, any size. Huggies Brand will then distribute them to families in need.
Make sure to join Huggies on Facebook also. They will be donating one diaper for every new Facebook friend up to 500,000 through December 31, 2010. I've joined the cause; now it's your turn.
I wonder if they will accept unopened sleeves of diapers? The club pack boxes come with four sleeves of 44 diapers for the size 4. Bon Bon will be transitioning to Pull Ups soon and may have an extra sleeve of diapers before the month is out. Do you know of any diaper banks in your area? If so, please, list their location and telephone number in a comment on this post.
For more information on the Every Little Bottom campaign, click here.