Everyone knows you’re not supposed to talk about work on your blog, and even though I sometimes scoff at the rules that’s one that I’ve followed pretty consistently. That’s about to change because (as everyone who sees me on a regular basis knows) I just can’t keep quiet about a project that I’m working on: The Lowell Diaper Bank Collaborative.
The Collaborative is a partnership of local organizations who are working to collect and distribute diapers to local families in need. Diapers are both expensive and not subsidized by any aid programs, leaving a lot of local families in a pinch when working out their budgets. Did you know that infants need up to 12 diapers per day and toddlers need about 8 diapers per day? That means that an adequate supply of disposable diapers can cost over $100 per month.
The Collaborative is currently collecting diapers and we’ll be distributing in mid-January. If you are at all interested in helping out, please click that link above or send me an e-mail. I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled food posting (banana bread) next week.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Wow I had no idea that diapers were not part of any aid or that babies used so many!
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 7:04 pm
Also, I’m not one to get crazy about babies, but OMG that baby in the photo is sooooo freakin’ cute!