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Tag Archive: diaper need

How We Work to Solve Diaper Need: Share the Love Cloth Diaper Bank
September 6, 2018 8:27 am | by
Share the Love, our cloth diaper bank, works to solve diaper need.

Diaper Need Diaper need is a huge, silent epidemic in the United States. According to a study*, as many as 1 in 3 families struggle to buy enough diapers. These families are forced to choose between buying diapers and essentials like food, utilities and childcare. No government assistance exists for diapers. WIC and SNAP do not help supply families with diapers. That means that parents in need resort to rationing diaper by leaving the same diaper on a baby longer than it is meant to be worn. Disposable diapers are dried out and put back on a baby. These practices put

 
Diaper Bank Has 1700 Reusable Diaper Changes Available to St. Louis Area Families
October 2, 2015 5:39 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

When was the last time you were confronted with someone else’s need?  What was your response?  There will always be someone who needs aid of some kind, but it is vital that we each do our part.  When we feel the little tug on our insides to step out from our comfort zone, let’s all reach out and do what we can to help.  Speaking of needs, and in lieu of Diaper Need Awareness Week, we want to spotlight this prevalent issue right here in our own nation. Diaper need is a silent epidemic in the United States. According to a

 
Thursday Giveaway: Diaper Need Awareness
October 1, 2015 9:05 pm | by

This week is Diaper Need Awareness Week. To help more people learn more about this silent epidemic, Cotton Babies Share the Love is working to spread the word about diaper need and its devastating effects.   According to a recent study by Huggies, one in three families are forced to choose between everyday essentials and diapers. Many families cannot afford to purchase clean diapers and often resort to reusing disposables, which can lead to a number of heartbreaking issues like a rash, infection or emotional distress. Since there are few federal programs that provide assistance with diapers, we want to ensure that more

 
Share the Love: Helping More Families in Need
December 30, 2014 7:20 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

Editor’s Note: This content was kindly (and voluntarily) shared with us by a Share the Love recipient. When I applied for a cloth diaper loan through Share the Love, I was 43 years old and 30 weeks pregnant with my fourth child, who had just been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. I am a housewife/stay-at-home mother who also cares for my husband’s 86-year-old grandmother that lives with us. My husband had been unemployed for four months, having worked part-time before then, and just received a 4-month trucking job. Needless to say, we have truly been struggling financially since fall 2013, but by scaling

 
Share the Love FAQ
September 10, 2014 5:46 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

What is Share the Love? Share the Love is a cloth diaper re-distribution program that distributes used cloth diapers to families in need.  Share the Love is not-for-profit program of Cotton Babies. All labor is volunteer. All diapers are donated. Is Share the Love a 501c3? This program is not currently set up as a non-profit (501c3), which means diapers that are given to the program are not tax deductible. The program does not accept any monetary donations. My application was denied. What do I do now? Your application could have been denied because diapers were not available to fit