Cate + I wanted to take this time to educate ourselves and our readers on an issue that is near and dear to our hearts as mothers. Sometimes we forget how fortunate we are, even with the simplest of tasks like providing clean diapers for our kiddos. Did you know that 1 in 3 families in the U.S. don't have enough diapers for their babies? Diapers are not covered under SNAP or WIC, leaving poverty stricken families to have to choose between food and diapers. Diaper need is directly linked to a variety of issues, including poor maternal health, child abuse, and infanticide. When parents don't have enough diapers, they are unable to send their child to daycare and are therefore hard pressed to keep a job. Further, the average client of Nashville Diaper Connection makes around $5,000 a year, and would have to spend 14% of their income on diapers alone.
Because this issue is important to us and we feel that we (AND our followers!) can make a difference, we have teamed up with the Music City Doulas and the Nashville Diaper Connection to raise awareness. On May 27th, we (and you) can run in the Nashville Diaper Dash to help support the one in three families who can’t afford diapers. By signing up for the 5K, your donations help support this amazing non-profit organization to be able to continue helping the families in need right here in Nashville.
See below for other ways to help get involved!...
Ways to Get Involved
One of Nashville's largest diaper donation sponsors: JUICE BAR
Thank you all, for helping us support an amazing cause!!