Got diapers? Moms in Weston, CT, along with other local parenting groups, is partnering with CT-Moms in their 2012 Diaper Drive. See below and help out as you see fit! Contact me at the email address you see on the sidebar with any comments or suggestions.
Did you know that even though low-income moms can buy junk food and soda using food stamps, they CAN NOT buy diapers since they are not considered “consumable” products? Diapers and baby wipes are off-limits to federal food stamps and Women Infant Children (WIC) programs, leaving low-income moms struggling to afford the nearly $100 per month cost to diaper a child. While using cloth diapers may seem like an alternative to the monthly cost of disposable diapers, most licensed day care centers do not accept cloth diapers due to health concerns. Furthermore, most people living in poverty do not have access to their own laundry facilities, and most coin-operated Laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers for sanitary reasons.
Struggling to afford basic diapers for a child can lead to health and safety concerns as well. In poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in a soiled diaper, leading to potential health risks like rashes and infections, and persistently upset babies which could lead to an increased possibility of child abuse.
For those who are able and willing to help – In collaboration with over 20 local parenting groups, organizations, websites, blogs and other resources we’re happy to announce our next big charitable initiative: Our 2012 Diaper Drive!
Do you have leftover diapers that your children have outgrown? Did you buy too many diapers and suddenly find your child potty trained? See a sale at a local store for diapers or wipes? We will be accepting all brands of diapers, pullups, wipes, unopened diaper creams and powders; anything to keep little tushies happy, dry and protected! We will also collect any coupons, gift cards and check or cash donations (mailing address below). The monetary donations will be combined with the coupons and the best value diapers will be purchased and added to the lot. We hope to provide over 20,000 diapers to our area charities this month!
For your convenience, ALL local locations of The Little Gym and Bright Horizons Early Education have both agreed to be drop off points across various locations in Southern Fairfield County. You can drop off your diapers or supplies (please, no formula, equipment, clothing or anything other than diapers and toiletries) anytime from NOW until May 31st.
See below for the location closest to you:
Stamford: Bright Horizons at High Ridge Park 4 High Ridge Park; Stamford, CT
Stamford: Long Ridge Road Child Development Center 778 Long Ridge Road; Stamford, CT
Stamford: Bright Horizons at First Stamford Place 300 First Stamford Place; Stamford, CT
Wilton: Bright Horizons at Wilton 7 Godfrey Place; Wilton, CT
Trumbull: Bright Horizons at Trumbull 126 Monroe Turnpike; Trumbull, CT
Shelton: Bright Horizons at Enterprise Corporate Towers Three Corporate Drive; Shelton, CT
Orange: Bright Horizons at Orange 284 Silverbrook Road; Orange, CT
Orange: Bright Horizons at Yale West Campus 117 Frontage Rd; Orange, CT
Stamford: The Little Gym of Stamford 305 West Ave, West Street Plaza, Stamford, CT
Darien: The Little Gym of Darien 4 Corbin Drive, Darien, CT
Westport: The Little Gym of Westport 629 Post Rd East,Westport, CT
Fairfield: The Little Gym of Fairfield 338 Commerce Dr, Fairfield, CT
Ridgefield: The Little Gym of Ridgefield 96 Danbury Rd,Ridgefield,CT
We will also accept check or cash donations, gift cards and coupons for this cause. You can mail any amount – large or small to the address below payable to CT-Moms. If you would like a donation receipt for tax purposes, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your donation. If you need a street address to directly mail diapers (i.e. from diapers.com or Amazon) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CT-Moms Online; P.O. Box 106; Greens Farms, CT 06838
You can also donate to the 2012 CT-Moms Diaper Drive by clicking the donate button below. Please specify “diaper drive” in the donation memo. Click here to make a donation via PayPal (scroll to the bottom of the page for link).
Here’s a flyer for distribution or posting on your blogs or storefronts: DiaperDrive2012
Thanks for all of your help!