On Valentine's Day, 2012, Cotton Babies had a BIG announcement!
They announced the creation of a new cloth diaper bank to distribute donated cloth diapers to St. Louis families who were struggling financially. Eligible families who completed the application process to receive a set of cloth diapers to help them care for their child through a tough time.
"According to a recent study, one in three parents in the United States is choosing between buying diapers and providing certain essentials (food, utilities, or child care) for their family. The same study reported that approximately 1 in 20 disposable diapers are reused because these parents cannot afford to purchase new diapers. Stories from families living with these realities broke our hearts and challenged us to find new ways to reach out to our own community."
Since then, the Share The Love Program has grown to over 50 distribution site locations across the US - one of which, I am a site host!
To be honest, I was literally in tears when I received the approval to become a site host. Not only will I be able to support another family in their cloth diapering journey, but I will also give them a gift that will help their family survive by easing their financial stress. There was a time when my family had barely enough money to eat and pay the bills...and I was quite thankful for my son's cloth diaper stash.
If you are a cloth diapering parent and are in need of "destashing", please consider donating your cloth to Share The Love.
*** UPDATE! 10/1/13***
I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who have donated the gift of cloth to my Share The Love host site. With your support, Share The Love has been distributing diapers to families who would otherwise have to make the choice between providing a clean diaper for their baby or keeping their house warm and bellies full.
This past weekend, I made my first diaper delivery to an amazing mom and her baby. They had been suffering financially do to some unforeseen hospital expenses...so the stash of diapers that they had received, eased some of that burden.
|Thank you to The Little Bee Company for generously donating this stash of cloth diapers that were given to a sweet mom and her baby this past Sunday!|
|This HUGE stash was received yesterday and sent by a kindhearted mom - "S"|
For more information about the Share The Love cloth diaper bank and how you can help, please click here.
Thank you all in advance for choosing to share the gift of cloth diapering and changing the world for the better...one family at a time.