When we bring new life in to the world- there are often so many things we see as “necessities” for a new baby. I was definitely guilty of stocking up on tons of “essentials” for my oldest when she was born- I had an endless number of sheets, towels, clothing and medical supplies to help her transition into the world. And of course, the baby shower we had for her resulted in countless number of diapers.
I was lucky. Not only did I have an awesome community of friends, family and coworkers who gifted us with all kinds of presents for our baby, but more importantly, I had the economic means to make sure that my baby always had diapers to cover her little bum.
Not every U.S. family has enough diapers for their babies- in fact, Huggies commissioned a study in 2010 that found that one out of every three U.S. families suffers from diaper need. I can’t even imagine how hard it must be to not have diapers- it would be a huge source of stress in the midst of welcoming a new baby to the world.
Luckily, both Huggies and Vizient, (the largest member driven health care company in the US) are dedicated not only to lowering health care costs for Vizient members, but also to helping those in need. This past week in Denver, in honor of Vizient’s annual Clinical Connections Summit that took place September 13-14, Huggies and Vizient donated 10,000 diapers to the Bottom Line Diaper Bank, which currently provides diapers to the 1 in 5 children under ager 3 in Colorado who live below the federal poverty line.
The diapers arrived at All Saints Catholic Church in Denver in conjunction with Huggies- the founding sponsor of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). Over the past six year, NDBN and has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes, helping families in need as part of the No Baby Unhugged initiative. If you would like to donate additional diapers, visit the Bottom Line Diaper Bank or the National Diaper Bank Network– both will even shop for you and set up a recurring donation in your name.
For more information on these programs, and to donate additional diapers, please visit the following links- and don’t forget to share this post to spread the word!
Disclosure-This post was sponsored by Huggies. #diaperneed #ad #sponsored