I was reading my Daily Candy emails this morning and was reminded of tremendous need many impoverished mothers have: diapers for their babies. Help a Mother Out is an organization in San Francisco who collects diapers and distributes them to those in need.
Early in my career I worked for a non-profit program in the inner city of Milwaukee. There I worked with many teen mothers and saw firsthand how hard some people work to stretch a diaper or two…some for an entire day. It was heartbreaking to see, and with two little ones myself, I can’t imagine not being able to put a clean diaper on them whenever the need arises.
Fortunately, there are great people and organizations (such as Help a Mother Out) throughout the US, as well as virtual diaper drives who are collecting diapers to distribute to these very needy families. Spread some diaper cheer!