2014 Diaper Drive

| April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Do you have leftover diapers that your child has outgrown?  Did you buy too many diapers before your child was potty trained?  See a sale at a local store for diapers or wipes? It’s time again for our collaborative and county-wide Diaper Drive! We are so pleased to again be partnering with a number of fantastic parenting organizations, websites and resources (with room for more!) to benefit nine local family charities.

Did you know that low-income parents cannot buy diapers with using food stamps and Women Infant Children (WIC) programs as they are not considered “consumable” products?  This leaves families struggling to afford the monthly expense of diapering a child.  And while cloth may seem like an alternative, most people living in poverty do not have access to their own laundry facilities and are prohibited from washing cloth at laundromats due to sanitary concerns.  Struggling to afford diapers can also lead to health and safety concerns; a baby left in a soiled diaper is at risk of rashes and infections, and persistently upset babies can leave parents frustrated and struggling.

We will be accepting all brands of diapers, training pants, wipes, unopened diaper creams and powders – anything to keep little tushies happy, dry and protected!  We will also collect any coupons, gift cards and monetary donations (mail address below).  Donations will be combined with the coupons and the best value diapers will be added to the lot. We hope to provide over 20,000 diapers this year!

For your convenience, ALL locations of Bright Horizons, The Little Gym and Tumble Jungle have agreed to be drop-off points for our drive.  You can drop off your diapers or supplies (please, no formula, equipment, clothing or anything other than diapers and toiletries) anytime from now until May 31st.

StamfordBright Horizons at High Ridge Park, 4 High Ridge Park
Stamford: Long Ridge Road Child Development Center, 778 Long Ridge Road
Stamford: Bright Horizons at First Stamford Place, 300 First Stamford Place
Wilton: Bright Horizons at Wilton, 7 Godfrey Place
Fairfield: Bright Horizons at Fairfield, 682 Commerce Drive
Trumbull: Bright Horizons Trumbull, 126 Monroe Turmpike
Orange: Bright Horizons at Orange, 284 Silverbrook Road
Orange: Bright Horizons at Yale West Campus, 230 West Campus Drive

 

Stamford: Little Gym of Stamford, 305 West Avenue
Darien: Little Gym of Darien, 4 Corbin Drive
Westport: Little Gym of Westport, 629 Post Road East
Ridgefield: Little Gym of Ridgefield, 96 Danbury Road

 

Tumble Jungle
Norwalk: Tumble Jungle of Norwalk, 250 Westport Ave
Fairfield: Tumble Jungle of Fairfield, 111 Black Rock Turnpike
Newtown: Tumble Jungle of Newtown, 224 S. Main Street

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Westport: Kidville – Westport: 1572 Post Road East



 

We have set up registries on Amazon.com and Diapers.com if you would like to contribute that way!  Please mail any donations, coupons or gift cards to CT-Moms Online, PO Box 106, Greens Farms CT 06838.  If you would like a donation receipt for tax purposes, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your donation.  Should you need a street address to directly mail diapers, please email us. Diapers will be sorted and delivered to charities in early June – a big thank you to Westy’s Self Storage in Stamford for donating the space required to store our supplies.
If you are a member of a parenting group, organization, publicity website or business targeting local families in the area, large or small, and want to contribute to or publicize this Diaper Drive please email us at diapers@ctmomsonline.com.   The Diaper Drive will benefit recipients at the following local worthy chairities:
  • The Domestic Violence Crisis Center  (Stamford & Norwalk) – Dedicated to the task of helping women and children find ways to live in peace, without the threat of violence, intimidation or abuse
  • The Center for Women & Families (Bridgeport) – Strengthening women and families and eliminating violence and abuse through education, intervention, advocacy, and community collaboration.
  • Malta House (Norwalk, CT)  - Providing safe housing, parenting guidance, education, job training, mentoring and child care for single homeless mothers and their babies
  • Mi-Casa/My Home (Bridgeport) – Providing case management services, housing, meals, clothing, life skills, and access to primary care, day care, and education to pregnant or parenting teens
  • The Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Protecting the well-being of children and families county-wide. Diapers especially needed for newborns that have to be retrieved directly from area hospitals for foster placement
  • Operation Hope (Fairfield) – Dedicated to helping feed, shelter, support and educate our neighbors in need, specifically looking for diapers for older children.
  • Tiny Miracles Foundation (Fairfield County) – Focusing on families with premature infants and promoting the best possible care for children born too early
  • Bethel Recovery (Bridgeport) - Providing a safe, sober, and structured environment for women throughout Connecticut desiring continual support in their recovery
  • Bridgeport Rescue Mission – Providing food, shelter, clothing, education, and job training to urban families while offering hope and healing for a changed life
  • Homes With Hope (Fairfield County) - Assisting those who have lost their homes by providing food, safe emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing and the services needed to achieve a self-sufficient life
  • Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC) - Improving the well-being of Bridgeport’s children through research, advocacy, community mobilization and education

 

We also want to thank our promotional partners: Suzy Said Fairfield, CT, Fairfieldista, Macaroni Kid Greenwich to Westport, Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield, Macaroni Kid Newtown-Monroe-Trumbull, Kidologie, Hamlet Hub – All Editions, Fit4Mom Fairfield County, Mommy Poppins of CTThe Connected Citizen, Fairfield County Moms BlogGood Morning Wilton, CT Working Moms and the many more who are helping get the word out!

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 Mommy Poppinsfit4mom

Fairfield Cty Moms Blog

 

Good Morning Wilton

 

 

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