2nd Annual Diaper Green Bay
July 17, 2019
Green Bay Doulas and House of Hope partner to raise awareness and collect diaper donations.
This past Saturday; July 13, 2019 at Ariens Hill, Green Bay Doulas and House of Hope hosted the 2nd Annual Diaper Green Bay. In addition to children’s activities, this community event brought together our many supporters and partners in order to raise awareness about family and childhood homelessness and the many families in need of clean and dry diapers throughout Green Bay.
Diaper Green Bay had some awesome activities for families and children to participate in during the event. Patty with Mom Tribe had a playdate on the playground, there was a photo booth with Shayna at @Amenson Studios taking professional photos, lots of fun raffle baskets, face painting, story time and pictures with Curious George and a mermaid even stopped by for some pictures!
- There are no government programs that assist in purchasing diapers.
- Child abuse increases when families can not afford diapers.
- Diapers cost about $100 per month.
- Usually those in poverty have more than one child in diapers at one time leading to financial strain.
- Babies in poverty are left in wet diapers longer to prolong the use, but in return end up with rashes.
- Those in poverty don’t have transportation to big box stores. This means they are buying diapers at corner stores where the cost is marked up.
- 1 in 22 children are homeless in the Green Bay area.
- There are no diaper banks in Green Bay.
- Once a month families are able to come back to House of Hope after their 90 day period to pick up anything they might need. The number one item the women choose being diapers.
- Because of Diaper Green Bay and the diaper donations received, if any other nonprofit in the area that House of Hope is partnered with needs diapers, House of Hope provides them with what they need.
- Since Green Bay Doulas has started to partner with House of Hope they have not had to use any programming money to buy diapers.
Diaper Green Bay would like to thank Blue Cross Blue Shield for the sponsor and Cellcom for being the supporting sponsor.
They would also like to thank Tiona Petrouske with State Farm Insurance for donating swag bags, Mom Tribe for hosting the playdate, all the drop off locations; LaJava Roasting House, Turning Point Chiropractic and Hobart Family Chiropractic. Diaper Green Bay is beyond thankful for everyone else who donated, helped out and volunteered. Follow DiaperGreenBay on Facebook to stay tuned for information regarding next years Diaper Green Bay!