8th Annual Diaper Drive Results Are In!
October 16, 2023

8th Annual Diaper Drive Results Are In!

The final numbers are in for the Gold Coast Doulas LLC diaper drive for Nestlings | Diaper Bank of West Michigan and Great Start Parent Coalition.

We collected 13,372 disposable diapers and 67 packs of wipes. These diapers are packed in groups of ten to impact families in need.

We are thankful to all our clients and community members who donated from September 1st to October 2nd during our 8th annual month-long diaper drive and the 8th anniversary of Gold Coast. Thank you to all the individuals who donated to the drive.

Fox17 and Gold Coast Doulas Diaper Drive

Photo: Kristin Revere, Gold Coast Doulas; Emily Tobin, Hopscotch Children’s Store; Lauren Edwards, Fox 17 reporter

One in two U.S. families with young children struggle to afford diapers and no government programs currently provide them. This rate increased from one in three in past years. Food, shelter, and utilities are the only items covered by assistance. Diapers are expensive and many families make tough choices between paying rent and utilities or buying diapers. Research shows that 48% of parents delay changing diapers and 32% report reusing diapers to make supplies last longer.

Gold Coast takes sustainability seriously as a Certified B Corporation. Clean diapers make a significant impact on the health of new families and our giving focus is on supporting low-income women and children.

Steve Sucher and Annie Bishop of Rise Wellness Chiropractic - Gold Coast Doulas Diaper DriveWe appreciate the generous used and new cloth diaper donations we received:

  • 136 covers
  • 38 inserts
  • 11 pads
  • 5 snaps
  • 6 wet bags


Photo: Steve Sucher, Nestlings board member; Annie Bishop, Rise Wellness Chiropractic; Kristin Revere, Gold Coast Doulas




Thanks to our partnered drop-off locations for all the support over the years.

In Zeeland:
Howard Miller Library: 14 S. Church Street

Lake Michigan Credit Union: 8630 E. Main St

In Holland:
Brann’s 12234 James Street

EcoBuns Baby + Co.: 11975 E. Lakewood Blvd Suite 6

The Insurance Group: 593 Heritage Court

Lucas Scott. Co.: 650 Riley St.

Harbor Health & Massage: 444 Washington Ave

Lake Michigan Credit Union: 677 E 8th St.  and 3494 West Shore Dr


In Greater Grand Rapids:
Rise Wellness Chiropractic PLC: 1005 Lake Dr SE

Hopscotch Children’s Store: 909 Cherry St SE

Mind Body Baby: 1501 Lake Dr SE

Advent Physical Therapy: Four locations

  • Cherry St: 245 Cherry St. SE, Suite 102
  • Byron Center: 2373 64th St SW Suite 2100
  • Alpine: 933 3 Mile NW #204
  • Caledonia: 10047 Crossroads Ct Suite 150

Mindful Counseling GR: Three locations

  • 985 Parchment Dr SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • 3351 Claystone St SE Suite G 32
  • 113 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Standale

Fit4Mom Grand Rapids: Various locations

Gold Coast Doulas: 1430 Robinson Road SE, Suite 204

Shelley Irwin with Kristin Revere from Gold Coast Doulas Diaper Drive

Photo: Dr. Rachel Babbitt; Kristin Revere, Gold Coast Doulas; Dr. Annie Bishop; Shelley Irwin, WGVU

We received more online donations than ever before with the Nestling’s Amazon Wish List.  Thanks for choosing that option to support families in need.
Thank you to Shelley Irwin with The Shelley Irwin Show and Fox 17 for supporting our drive over the years. This awareness and exposure helped us to exceed our goal of collecting 10,000 diapers.