Monday, January 7, 2013

helping out those little butts...

What is better than a naked little baby butt?
Ok, a chubby little baby butt, right you got me!

c/o willow brandt photography

Imagine that same cute little butt that has been in the same diaper for 3 days.
I am sure you are wondering, "why would any parent do that?"
because these parents can not afford something as basic as diapers.
something I as a mother, took for granted.
Just another staple I had to purchase.
Came with the territory of having a baby.
To think of having to choose between my electric bill or gas money to get to work or diapers for my baby is a concept I had not given much thought.

I came across Happy Bottoms

Did you know that every 31 minutes, a child in Missiouri is born into poverty. source
Programs such as Food Stamps and WIC do not provide for the funds to purchase diapers. source
Cloth diapers are not an option for these low income families.  Most of these parents do not own a washer or dryer and laundrymats, for the most part, do not allow them.  source
A child that stays in a soiled diaper for extended periods can get sick, or infection, or worse fussy.  And fussy babies are more likely to be abused babies. source

Happy Bottoms is a local Kansas City organization that distrubutes diapers to low-income familes in need. 
And I am talking about a lot of diapers.  Like 50,000 a month, source.  Yes, that's a lot of diapers.  Happy Bottoms accepts financial donations as well as diapers.  You know those 15 size 2 diapers you have lying around because your little outgrew them?  Those can also be donated, because Happy Bottoms will repackage these and distrubute them.  People can make a donation or even host a diaper drive. 

Pocket Full of Lovelies {the shop} has partnered with this organization and will be donating 15% of all sales.  If you would like to get involved or become a part of the cause, push the contact button above and give me a holler.  There are so  many ways we can get involved.  Not only in Kansas City, but nationwide.

From the words of Happy Bottoms, The Butt Stops Here.
We are so excited to be involved with this program!


1 comment:

  1. I just stumbled on your site and love this idea. I think we'll do a drive for my daughter's first birthday party. We absolutely DO NOT need a party's worth of presents in our house right now, so this will be a good thing for people to be able to bring.



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