8th Annual Diaper Drive Results Are In!
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.
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.
We 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.
Howard Miller Library: 14 S. Church Street
Lake Michigan Credit Union: 8630 E. Main St
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
- 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
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.