A List Maker's Life: Your Bounty for a Little Booty

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Your Bounty for a Little Booty

It is inspiring when you meet someone who dedicates their time, energy, and love to making a change!    Inspired is just how I felt when I met Amy, the heart behind a local non profit diaper bank committed to diapering babies in need.  

According to a recent report, one in three families in the US struggle to afford diapers for their infants.  Without the resources to provide clean diapers, some parents resort to cleaning and reusing disposable diapers causing sanitary and health issues for their babies. In many cases cloth diapering is not an option because these families in need to not have access to private laundering facilities.

There is a way for all of us to swap our small change into a big change for some little loves.  (With the right deals and coupons, every dime buys a diaper.)

the Change for Change Can Drive  

To participate:
Choose an empty container
Decorate it as you choose, or simply print the Change for Change Can Wrap
Collect coins to fill the container
If you are local, bring your filled containers to Pumpkinfest on October 4, 5, or 6.  If you are participating from afar, deposit your change in the bank and donate via credit card or PayPal on Nestling's website.

Host penny votes in your family to make simple, fun decisions as to which activity to pick for family fun night or which restaurant to order Friday night pizza from.

Set up a team spirit coin rivalry in your office, neighborhood, or staff lounge.

Decorate an empty wipe container.  The hole in the flip top is perfect for putting loose change inside and the package is a visual reminder of the importance of a clean bottom.

Challenge your family to fill an empty toliet paper tube with change before the next time the new roll needs to be changed.

Empty formula cans are also a great visual reminder of babies' basic needs.  They are also a fun size to decorate.  

Place a jar in your laundry room with a note to remind your family to empty their pockets before throwing their pants in the machine. 


What could you do to... 
...Luv on a baby in need?
...Pamper a special someone?
...give a little Huggie? 

To read more about getting involved in Change for a Change, donating diapers to Nestlings, or finding a diaper bank in your own community check out Nestlings.org or find them on Facebook.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great organization! Seriously, I have never heard or thought of people reusing disposable diapers. That is the grossest thing ever.


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