The Diaper Drive Does Make A Difference
As the cost of basic family needs rise and the challenges for families hits a staggering new level, more families cannot make weekly ends meet. They are making choices between groceries or medicine, a rent payment or car insurance, and diapers for their babies or purchasing a bus pass. More babies are left in wet diapers for hours at a time, and baby formula is being diluted with water so that it will go further.
Families once independent and surviving are now falling into an abyss they never imagined for themselves or their family. As a result, more families are seeking help from Homeward Bound and The Baby Diaper Drive. Read the stories below about some of our children who were able to make it out of the abyss.
Jenny arrived at Homeward Bound malnourished with an inflamed diaper rash. Having lived with her underemployed mother and older sister in a one-bedroom apartment for two years, the family often struggled to pay their rent and keep food on the table. Diapers for this two-year-old weren’t a priority as they were simply too expensive and not covered by food stamps. Jenny was often forced to wear the same diaper for an entire day. Thanks to the Baby Diaper Drive, Jenny now has fresh diapers every day and is able to attend Kids Corner Learning Center with the other children on campus. She has gained a healthy amount of weight and is starting to smile and interact more than ever before. Jenny is finally experiencing the happy childhood she deserves.
Max* was just a baby when he was first exposed to severe domestic violence. Traumatized after an incident when his father almost killed his mother, Max developed a speech delay. When Max and his mother finally arrived at Homeward Bound, he was still struggling but sadly, his mother had no health insurance to help him. Thanks to the Emergency Baby Funds collected during the Baby Diaper Drive, Max was referred to a therapist who was able to help him work through the trauma and get back on track. Max is happier and less stressed in his new environment, and we are already starting to see significant progress!
(*not the children's real names.)
It's A Hand Up, Not A Handout
100% of any donation you make goes directly to the families at Homeward Bound. Allegra Marketing & Print and the Baby Drive Partners cover all expenses associated with the drive. Families in the Homeward Bound program are committed to changing their lives, and we are committed to helping them achieve self-reliance and break the cycles of homelessness, poverty, and violence. Homeward Bound is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is fully tax deductible.
A Homeward Bound Mom's Story
Imagine caring for twin toddlers and a new baby...with no diapers. A Homeward Bound mom talks about how the sudden loss of a job, a place to live, and the lack of money to buy diapers drastically changed her family's life.