When is 16 not so sweet? When there are only 16 diapers left and 16 days til payday. Bills are due, daycare has to be paid. Do you buy diapers? Do you pay bills or pay daycare? This family is drowning. See how you can rescue this family and save more
Diapers are a basic necessity for a child and play a key role in a baby's health and well-being but diapers are expensive. According to the Real Diaper Association, a child will use approximately 2,000 diapers up to the age of two; this equates to around $1,200.00 to $2,400.00 annually or around $100.00 to $200.00 per month. This is per child. Some families have more than one baby wearing diapers.
While cloth diapers may save money in the long term, they require an initial investment of money and time that many low-income families can't afford. To use cloth diapers a family must either hire a diaper service at a monthly charge or have reliable access to a personal washing machine and dryer. Most public Laundromats prohibit the washing of cloth diapers in their machines for sanitary reasons. The majority of daycare centers only accepts disposable diapers and do not accept cloth diapers. A child being turned away from a daycare center can mean a day of missed work for a parent and a cut to their already low income.
Be a Voice for Babies
BusiNeighbor.org's focus on Georgia Gives Day is babies and parents. Consider that an average parent will change over 2,000 diapers by the time their child is 2-3 years old. Diapers are considered a hygiene items so there are no government assistance programs designated to help with the costly purchase of diapers. It is difficult to imagine that any parent would want to reuse a wet diaper, but the fact remains that 1 in 20 Americans struggling to purchase diapers admit they have cleaned out or reused a wet or soiled diaper. And in poor and low-income families, a baby can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health risks and abuse. "BusiNeighbor.org's goal is to save one precious baby. BusiNeighbor is so excited to be participating in Georgia's Gives Day on December 6, 2012. This is an incredible opportunity to create a community of healthy and safe babies. You don't have to have kids to care" said Charmelle Scott the executive director of BusiNeighbor Inc.
Supporters living within and outside of Georgia wishing to rescue a family and save a baby are welcomed to participate in Georgia Gives Day.
About Georgia Gives Day is an initiative of Georgia Center for Nonprofits. It is a collaboration between the GCN, nonprofits and sponsors to create a "flash mob-day" of giving in Georgia on December 6, 2012.
About BusiNeighbor.org is a Georgia-based 501(c) (3) organization. BusiNeighbor Inc.'s philanthropic efforts include assistance to anyone in need: homeless, single parents, elderly, and veterans. BusiNeighbor Inc. partners with a host of local organizations to foster a relationship based on compassion for a fellow neighbor.