Flats and Handwashing Challenge Day 5 - Diaper need and how you can help #flatschallenge

It's Day 4 of the 8th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge! If you're new to the Challenge, please read more about what's going on this week as families all over the world will be diapering their babies with flat diapers and handwashing for a whole week. Today's topic is open for the bloggers following to choose. I'll be focusing on diaper need and how you can help with a spotlight on Giving Diapers, Giving Hope. But many bloggers, Youtubers, etc. are focusing on topics related to handwashing or flat diapers. So be sure to check out the links at the bottom of this post.

The Flats and Handwashing Challenge was started 8 years ago by Kim Rosas of Dirty Diaper Laundry as a way to show that flat cloth diapers and hand washing are real solutions for families that struggle with diaper need. Many families are unable to provide diapers for their baby due to financial constraints. 

One in three families struggle to provide diapers for their babies. Often times these families may not change a diaper as often as needed or may try to reuse a dirty diaper. It's hard enough to be a parent. I can't imagine having the added stress of not being able to provide the necessary basics for a child. This is a real problem and there are ways you can help!

There are diaper banks all over the country. Many provide disposable diapers to families in need. And while this is a very helpful solution, it is short term. Disposable diapers must be thrown away and the need is still very much a problem. With cloth diapers, a family can receive a one time donation that solves the problem of diaper need in their home. 

Diaper Need Cloth Diaper Revival

The mission of Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is "to provide free cloth diapers to low income families to help alleviate the cost of diapering their children which will help them use their money for other essentials." They are a non-profit organization that accepts donations of cloth diapers and cloth diapering accessories, as well as monetary donations, to help with shipping fees and to purchase cloth diapers for the organization as needed.

How you can help!

Currently, Giving Diapers Giving Hope has stopped accepting applications for families in need. They do not have enough diapers to provide what is necessary for these families. You can help by donating any diapers that are in good working condition (no repairs needed), diapering accessories, or by making a monetary donation to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope. To donate, please visit Giving Diapers, Giving Hope.

Be sure to follow Giving Diapers, Giving Hope on Facebook as they are planning a charity auction in the near future. 

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