The cloth diaper community is unique. Oftentimes, cloth diaper mamas are passionate about cloth diapers and are interested in teaching others about their many benefits. And when they are finished diapering their own babies, they want to help others. We are thankful to be a part of this community.
It was the generosity of one mom whose gift kicked off what would evolve into Cotton Babies. One friend saw that her friend, Jenn, was struggling. She offered her a stash of cloth diapers to get her started. That simple act of giving ignited a spark that grew into selling baby slings and eventually developing her own cloth diapers.
When Jenn was a new mom, she and her husband were struggling financially. She knows what it feels like to be on WIC and only having $30 left after the bills are paid to buy food. Buying disposable diapers did not fit into that equation. Her passion has always been to make cloth diapers accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Share the Love
Back in 2012, Share the Love was created to provide cloth diapers to low-income families.
Share the Love has grown into a nationwide cloth diaper bank that is run by volunteers with donated diapers. Grateful doesn’t begin to express how we feel toward the dedicated volunteers who help get cloth diapers into the hands and onto the bums of people who need them the most. This program is near and dear to our hearts.
Through education, resources, and support, Share the Love does more than just distribute diapers. It teaches people about the underlying effects of poverty such as diaper need. The program enables more parents to provide their babies with clean diapers. It allows a family to buy better meals, pay a bill and save for the future. But most importantly, Share the Love provides hope to those who need a caring, helping hand.
The program is run almost entirely by volunteers and we are SO grateful for them. They collect diapers and keep them until a family in need reaches out. We help connect people looking for cloth diapers with a host who lives nearby. They meet up to get the diapers and are taught how to use them and how to care for them. We truly couldn’t do it without the generous donations and hosts helping new families! Thank you to all who continue to support this program.
For more information on Share the Love, check out CottonBabiesLove.com or this blog post.
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