Disclosure: I was provided with compensation in exchange for my coverage of this event. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that diaper need affects 1 in 3 families nationwide? As a parent can you even imagine having to choose between buying food or buying diapers for your family? I really cannot imagine that stress that those parents must be feeling, as if being a parent isn’t hard enough on its own. The facts are shocking, especially those that I am learning about in my own state of Colorado. In Colorado about 1 in 5 children under age 3 are living below the federal poverty line and need help.
In 2010, Huggies commissioned a study that found one in three U.S. families suffers from diaper need. For the first year, the Huggies No Baby Unhugged initiative and Vizient have teamed up to help families in need. In honor of the Vizient Clinical Connection Summit taking place in downtown Denver September 13 – 14, Huggies and Vizient are donating 10,000 diapers to positively impact the local community.
Summit attendees can participate by helping package the diapers for delivery to The Bottom Line diaper bank. For each person who volunteers, Huggies will donate an additional day’s supply of diapers to the Bottom Line diaper bank in Denver.
The local Denver diaper bank currently helps provide diapers to the 1 in 5children under age three in Colorado who are living below the federal poverty line. Vizient and Huggies are donating 10,000 diapers to The Bottom Line diaper bank, a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, to help babies in need.
Diaper Drive Location:
All Saints Catholic Church
2559 S Federal Blvd. Denver, Colorado 80219
More information on Vizient:
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America by providing every child with the supply of diapers needed to remain clean, dry and healthy. Huggies is the founding sponsor of the NDBN and has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes over the last six years to help families in need though its No Baby Unhuggedinitiative.
While I didn’t get to be at the Bottom Line diaper bank to see this great donation event I am proud to be apart of this event. What a great opportunity to help our community in Colorado and also create a teachable moment for friends and family. Next time you are feeling that giving urge, consider those little ones that might need a diaper change but his mom decided to spend their money on baby food this week instead. What a humbling thing to consider as a mom myself.
This is a great cause!
Christina Almond says
I just love this–we need more of these nationwide! Truly!
Lisa Codina says
I would never have thought that there would be such a need for diapers! And you're right, we always only think about giving food. This is where I think reusable diapers would come in handy!
Alison Rost says
What a wonderful campaign .. way to go Huggies. Thank-you for raising awareness, gifting diapers to charity isn't something I normally think of. While my husband haven't given them to our local community, we've committed to supplying free diapers for as long as our grandchildren are wearing them. I tell you what, I had no idea who many a little person goes through! x
I have never heard of a diaper bank. That is a great idea!