diaper need awareness weekSeptember 25 to October 1, 2017

NDBN Supports Families Impacted by Hurricane Season

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Effort to raise up to $50,000 underway

baby+co., a network of women’s health + family wellness centers, has partnered with National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America. This Diaper Need Awareness Week (Sept. 25-Oct. 1), baby+co. kicks off a national crowdsourcing effort with the goal to raise $25,000, which the company will match up to $50,000. All donations will support diaper relief efforts for hurricane victims in TexasFlorida and surrounding areas.

“One of our very own was deeply impacted by Hurricane Harvey so we immediately responded by organizing a collection at our centers and fundraising to help her home state,” said Kate Condliffe, chief operations officer for baby+co. “When Irma struck, we realized the devastation caused throughout the entire state of Florida also warranted support. Partnering with the National Diaper Bank Network enables us to support more mothers, babies and families in the affected areas, including Texas where our efforts began.”

Joining with NDBN allows baby+co. to stretch dollars raised through the nonprofit’s access to diaper purchase programs, allowing the organizations to get more diapers to families needing the support. In addition, the NDBN will help strategically direct relief efforts to the areas of greatest need and diaper banks that can logistically accept the donation.

“Every day, families are struggling to provide their babies with basic needs, such as diapers. When disaster strikes, this becomes all the more difficult,” said Joanne Goldblum, founder and CEO of the National Diaper Bank Network. “We are excited to partner with a company like baby+co., who is passionate about ensuring the safety and health of babies. Through these additional funds, we will be able to help even more families in affected areas to help ensure the well-being of children and parents.”

The campaign begins during Diaper Need Awareness Week to help underscore the ongoing need for diapers. Many people are unaware that government assistance programs do not provide funding for diapers, a basic necessity for babies. Currently there are 5.2 million infants and toddlers living in low-income families, many of which face a daily struggle to secure a necessary supply of diapers.

For more information or how to donate, please visit https://donate.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/campaign/join-baby-co-to-help-families-in-need/c146725. In addition to monetary donations, members of the local community may contribute any new, unused diapers, wipes or formula to their local baby+co. center in CaryCharlotte and Winston-Salem in North CarolinaKnoxville and Nashville in Tennessee and Wheat Ridge in Colorado. For more information, please visit www.babyandcompany.com.

About baby+co.
baby+co. is a growing network of women’s health + family wellness centers focused on natural birth + all things pregnancy, including pre-conception planning, pre-natal care, in-center birth and post-natal care. baby+co. believes in making healthcare personal again, by educating + empowering its clients to choose the parenting journey that is right for them, embracing those decisions with dedication and support of the team of midwives, educators, health coaches and more. baby+co. offers a full range of supportive programs for moms + dads, including: support groups, onsite wellness seminars, exercise and social activities. The baby+co. team is devoted to celebrating the journey and nothing makes them smile more than happy + healthy mommies, babies + families. For more information, please visit: www.babyandcompany.com.

What Is Diaper Need

The lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy.

Diaper Need Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.

Acting together — individuals, diaper banks, faith-based institutions, service providers, businesses, organizations and elected officials — we can get diapers to all babies in need.

PROCLAMATIONS MATTER

  • Inform your elected officials
  • Increase awareness within your state & community
  • Promote opportunities for you to talk and help raise diapers & dollars
  • Champion change led by you, diaper bankers, and our supporters

Click here for a list of 2017 Proclamations

VOICES OF NEED

"I recently had a baby girl. She is 3 months old. I also have two other daughters 5 and 9. I raise them all on my own and have recently been diagnosed with a seizure disorder... I can only work part time light duty. Needless to say things have gotten extremely hard in the past 3 months. I really need some extra help in any way possible especially with diapers, wipes and clothes until I can get back on my feet. "

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