Helping Families With Diaper Need
A few weeks ago, I accepted the opportunity to be a Blogger Ambassador for the Huggies® Every Little Bottom Program. To be completely honest, I wasn’t looking for any sort of blogger “ambassadorships” (wait, is that even a word?) at the time. I truly felt like I had found the perfect work/parenting/blogging balance after all of these years, and I wasn’t messing with it. Nope. No sirree bob.
Then I did a little reading about the program and realized I couldn’t possibly say no. I think being on the Tiny Oranges team for PCRF (we were the top fundraising team this year!), as well as spreading the word about The Maddie James Foundation (do you know they reached their goal this past weekend? ONE MILLION DOLLARS.) during this past year opened my mind to how my personal blog could be more than just a place where I wax poetic about parenting, striped tops and lip gloss. Maybe I could make a difference in regards to charitable causes too.
So, I gladly and proudly accepted.
What is the Huggies® Every Little Bottom Program? In a nutshell, it’s a program to help families struggling with diaper need. Unfortunately, many families aren’t able to provide their babies with clean disposable diapers, and are forced to clean out and REUSE soiled diapers. Can you imagine keeping your baby in a soiled diaper all day long? Or trying to clean the diaper out and reusing it several times? I’ve dealt with diaper rashes on a few occasions, and my kiddos were miserable. I can’t even imagine the painful irritation a baby must endure while spending most of their day in a soiled diaper. It makes my heart hurt, really. And what about having to choose between diapers and other basic needs like FOOD? Huggies® recently conducted a study that found 1 in 3 American moms have had to face this choice.
The Huggies® Every Little Bottom Program has partnered with local diaper banks and national organizations (such as Feeding America) to raise awareness, generate support, and most importantly get diapers into the hands of the families that need them. In 2010, Huggies donated 22.5 million diapers and will donate ANOTHER 22.5 million this year.
How can you help? Learn more about how you can become involved in your community at EveryLittleBottom.com. You can find where you can donate diapers locally, attend a diaper drive event or even host your own diaper drive. In addition to these first steps, I’ll be back with programs and promotions throughout the next several months to help support this cause.
Before learning about this program, I didn’t know anything about diaper drives, but now I’m ready to jump in full force. What about you? Are you familiar with diaper drives? Have you donated to one in the past? I’d love to hear any input, because I’m totally learning as I go over here, but I am super excited to help in any way I can.
Disclosure: I have partnered with the Huggies® brand to help promote the Huggies® Every Little Bottom program. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about it here. However, my opinions are entirely my own.