Diapers are the most basic part of a baby layette and an integral part of a the baby’s health and hygiene. But for low-income families, the cost can be prohibitive, often forcing moms to reuse soiled diapers. Bethanie Cherry heard about that practice two years ago and decided she needed to do something, so she has organized Small Change Diaper Bank, a group formed to provide clean diapers to needy families. “I can’t imagine the shame of having to reuse diapers,” she explained, “and I wanted to help the moms in Lucas County to get free diapers for their babies. There is nothing like this group here in Toledo, but there is certainly a need, with 20.8% of Lucas County residents living below the poverty level.”
Small Change Diaper Bank is hosting a Diaper Party at the Blarney Irish Pub at 601 Monroe Street on Saturday, March 5. Guests are asked to bring a package of diapers or make a cash donation and come to enjoy jazz music, appetizers, and a cash bar. Cherry says the group will distribute the diapers at local low-income daycare centers.
Check the GoFundMe account for Small Change Diaper Bank,
or contact Cherry at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 419-344-4898 to offer help or diapers.