Monday, April 21, 2014

Cloth Diapers - some thoughts for Earth Day

Our Cloth Diaper pilot program has been off to a great start and we are hoping to expand the program to more agencies in the future!  While cloth diapers is not an options for many families (easy access to washing machines, day care restrictions and the time commitment for families that are already working several jobs), there are some families where cloth diapers would be a great fit for their needs, but just need help with the upfront costs of cloth diapering along with some education about how to do it.

The Piedmont Diaper Bank's Green Bums program provides a cloth diaper kit for families who would like to use cloth diapers.  The kit includes enough diapers and diaper covers to last approximately 3 days, a wet bag to store dirty diapers until wash day and some laundry detergent to get started.  Currently, we are only able to offer the program to clients at Salem Pregnancy Care Center, but we are looking for ways to expand our program to other agencies.  To do that, we need to do some more fundraising to meet the need!

There are easy ways to help.  One of the best ways is to donate gently used cloth diapers and diaper covers to the diaper bank.  If you don't have any gently used cloth diapers to donate, consider purchasing an Econobum kit, available at some popular retailers:

You can also donate financially here.  Our goal is to raise about $2500 so we can provide 40 kits to families in our community.

(See the article one of our volunteers wrote about cloth diapering at Triad Moms on Main and join us on May 7 at the All About Baby Boutique in Greensboro for a fun time with cloth diaper demonstrations and snacks from McDonalds.)

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