1. Benefit concert. Ok, I don't really expect you to do something as totally awesome as Jenny, but holy event planning! She held a concert where local (to her) bands played and attendees donated diapers to her local food bank. The flyers for the show displayed a baby holding drumsticks and the t-shirts read "diaper overdrive". Look at the haul! She is my idol. 2. Garage sale meets diaper drive. Carolyn of SmartyPantsMama.com said "Through my advertising in the paper, on flyers posted ... [Read More]
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Yes, it's time for me to put the diapers where my mouth is -- eww! -- and host my own diaper drive. This morning I dropped off a big box at my child's preschool with some signage. You could also do it in your front yard (like Whitney did) or mostly online (like Wendy did). In any case, I want to do it BIG. I want to help my local diaper bank, Help a Mother Out (HAMO), with a 2500 diaper donation. It's a pretty lofty goal, but I figure I should aim high. If you want to donate to my diaper ... [Read More]
This the last post in our series sponsored by the Huggies Every Little Bottom program, and I hope that over the course of 2011, you have been inspired to think of moms in need from time to time, especially when you open a fresh package of diapers. For many families, providing the bare necessities, including diapers, is a financial challenge. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if you'd like to help, here are three ways you can do it: 1) Hold your own diaper drive. Ask friends and ... [Read More]
When Julian was born in October 2004, I waited until December and then took this photo for our holiday card. It doubled as a birth announcement. The inside read, "Exhausted from how very big the world is, Santa's littlest elf fell asleep on the job". Then it listed his full name and stats. As they grow, you can't take pictures of them sleeping anymore, so this photo format is only for the newborn crowd. Over on Momformation, the Babycenter.com blog, I put together a list of suggestions ... [Read More]
With a tight schedule, barking dogs, and a napping baby, it could have been any of our new mommy friends on the quick phone call from which we just hung up. Instead, a few bloggers were lucky to have a chance to chat with Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy about her life as a new mom and her role in the Every Little Bottom campaign. She's joining us to help spread the word about how easy it is to donate diapers and help a mom in need. Jenny from Jenny on the Spot: What motivated you to join ... [Read More]
Lisa has two little boys and left her non-profit job to stay home with them. When she saw an Oprah show about the recession and how hard it was hitting some families, she felt the itch to help. The image of mothers struggling to provide the basic necessities for their babes in arms stuck with Lisa, and together with another mom friend, Rachel, she brainstormed how to take action. Holding a diaper drive, much like the canned food drives we've all seen, was the activity on which Lisa and Rachel ... [Read More]