Exciting Diaper Drive Update!

by Wendy Copley on November 9, 2009

I’m one week into my two week diaper drive for Help a Mother Out an organization that distributes diapers to families in need, and I’m happy to report that I have raised enough money via Pay Pal to purchase 1000 diapers!

Woooooo! That was my original goal!

But that got me thinking… if I’ve hit my original goal after one week and I have one week left in my diaper drive, maybe I need to double my goal.

Yep! That’s right. Now I’m set on collecting 2000 diapers!

To encourage people to donate and to thank all the awesome folks who already have donated, I’ve decided I’m going randomly pick one (1) person who donates (or who has already donated) to my diaper drive, and I’m going to give them a little treat. Anyone who donates any amount of cash via my Paypal link or any number of diapers to me in person by November 15, 2009 will be put into the pool for random selection.

Ooooh! So what kind of treat are we talking about here?

Well, I suspect that most of my dear blog readers have at least a passing interest in bento boxes and supplies and I know that many of you don’t have access to those items locally, so I thought I could take a trip to my local Daiso and pick up $30 worth of bento items for the one (1) contributor I pick at random. With most items priced at $1.50, that will get you about 20 things, give or take. Not too shabby! The one (1) randomly picked contributor will even be able to give me some vague guidelines (for example: “3 girly bento boxes, 2 boyish boxes, 4 packs of cute food dividers and as many picks as you can fit in the basket. Also something with a cat on it.”). I’ll do my very darnedest to get what the one (1) randomly selected person requests, but I can’t make any promises because the stock at Daiso varies from day to day.

Here’s a little peak at some of Daiso’s stock:

Daiso: Bento boxes

If the one (1) person I randomly pick isn’t so into bento making, I’ll give them a $30 gift certificate to Amazon.

Anyone who donates in person by putting diapers (or wipes) in the box on my porch can just shoot me a quick email at daisy [at] wendolonia [dot] com telling me what you donated and I’ll add your name to the list of people who donate via Pay Pal so you can have a chance at being randomly selected. If you’re local to the San Francisco Bay area and you need my physical address to donate, you can use that same email address to request it.

For more information about Help a Mother Out and why I’m trying to donate 2000 diapers to them, please see my original post Diaper Drive – Help a Mother Out. For some ideas about the kind of cutie-patootie bento supplies available at Daiso, see this post where I took pictures inside the store and this post where I went completely crazy buying stuff (scroll down to the bottom) or visit their wholesale web store.

Again, thank you so much for anything you can contribute. $5 isn’t very much to most of us, but it can buy 25 diapers that can get a homeless family out of a sticky spot. And a whopping $40 donation can buy a  huge pack of diapers that will ease the burden on many families who need a little help.

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Let’s get those cute little tushies covered and help keep them clean and healthy!

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  • Emz

    Have you thought about suggesting Miracle Diapers or making cloth diapers from household items? Receiving blankets as flats? Covers can be made from old wool sweaters. Towels can become diapers. A disposable diaper drive is a short term solution to a long term problem – you're helping NOW and that's amazing, but what happens in a week when the same problem presents? A crafty mom can easily make a fitted diaper from scraps. Its a thought you may like to look into. Low income families can really really be helped by cloth, homeless living in shelters have access to washers/driers (as a former shelter resident, I can attest to this), and cloth is really gentle on little bottoms.

  • gabbe

    hi! i've been sick with a sinus/headcold all week so i'm way behind! just s $20 hoping i'm not too late! thanks so much for doing this & helping to make us all aware! {{BIG HUGS}}

  • gabbe

    OOPS- need to clarify my comment! i'm not worried that i'm late for the RAK at all- i was worried that i missed your whole diaper drive LOL! 🙂 thanks again!

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  • claudiacarreno

    Im a case manager in a remote isolated yet beautiful area on the Coastside El Granada californin 5 minutes from Half Moon Bay – Most of our clients our mothers with children- but we get very little hygiene and diaper donations, one could say the well is dry! Im coordinating my first diaper drive ever! any suggestions any help would be appreciated- I want to help the single moms, teen moms, moms with children that have disabilities and just moms in general that cannot afford to buy diapers- give me a call 650-726-9071 ext 227 if you know of anyone that can donate or assist our non profit agency- visit our website http://www.coastsidehope.org we are also on facebook.

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