Comments for a Cause day is the best day of the month on It’s Just Life. I have so many loyal readers who make sure they stop by on the 1st (or 2nd) of the month to check out what our donation amount was and to see who will be our next recipient. I have gotten a lot of great ideas from readers for charities and hope that I never run out of needy places to highlight and donate to.
This past month we highlighted the World Wildlife Fund in Australia who is helping with many of the problems that came along as a result of the wildfires in Australia. You can read my post here that shares a little bit more about their efforts. We are happy to announce that due to all of the comments made on blog posts this month we will be making a donation of $145 to World Wildlife Fund in Australia. Thank you to all of you who have commented over the past month. It means a lot.
Did you know that none of the programs that provide aid and safety net options to young parents pay for diapers? I didn’t and now that I do I am appalled that there are many young families that have to make the difficult decision on what to not buy in order to buy diapers for their babies and toddlers. I can not imagine trying to make that decision in an already stressful environment. That is why I love what Diaper Bank of North Carolina is doing.
The Diaper Bank of North Carolina has a wonderful vision and mission as shared on their website:
Every family in North Carolina will have access to basic necessities to support their dignity, health, and quality of life.
The mission of Diaper Bank of North Carolina is to promote and protect the dignity of each resident by:
- ensuring that families with babies and children living with poverty have an adequate supply of diapers
- improving access to personal hygiene products and other basic necessities to remove barriers to education, employment, or personal fulfillment
- distributing basic needs through community partners in order to encourage access to their services and programs, thereby empowering people to become self-sustaining and develop their full potential.
- enhancing community understanding that access to basic personal hygiene is integral to physical and mental health, education, employability, and quality of life and to raise awareness that these needs are not being met for families living with poverty;
- advocating for policy reform so that diapers and feminine hygiene products are included in the definition of and provision for the basic human needs of families; and
- creating a diaper bank model that can be shared, replicated, and adopted by all counties in North Carolina.
When I was a young mother I used primarily cloth diapers unless we were out and about. They were easy for me to use at home and I didn’t mind but today’s on the go mom and dad often have to use disposable diapers and they are pricey. I am so happy that the Diaper Bank of North Carolina is working to help parents with some of the basic needs.
Please join me this month in supporting The Diaper Bank of North Carolina by commenting often. Each comment on ANY blog post on It’s Just Life means that Chris and I will make a 50 cent donation to the cause (capped at $500). Thank you in advance for your support and your comments. To find out more about this organization and how you can help or be helped please click on the links below that will take you directly to those sites.