Gold Coast Doulas 3rd Annual Diaper Drive!
August 20, 2018

Gold Coast Doulas 3rd Annual Diaper Drive!

Gold Coast Doulas is holding our 3rd annual Diaper Drive from September 1st to October 1st, 2018.

Diaper need is something that goes almost completely unrecognized, but 1 in 3 babies suffer in dirty diapers and no government programs provide them. 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. Some babies need to wear the dirty diapers for hours and days to make the supply last.

The Gold Coast Doulas diaper drive coincides with National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 24 – September 30. Diaper Need Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), created to make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the United States aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.

Our drive specifically benefits Nestlings Diaper Bank and First Steps of Kent County. Holland-based Nestlings has distributed over 600,000 diapers and helped over 18,000 families since 2011. Nestlings Diaper Bank also works with 31 partner agencies to distribute the diapers to the families in need. First Steps is an independent, influential, and neutral entity that leads the community’s efforts to strengthen and coordinate early childhood services in Kent County.

We need your help! Our goal is to collect 30,000 diapers to support families in need in Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties. We collect opened and unopened boxes and packages of new disposable diapers, used cloth diapers and cloth supplies, new cloth diapers, and new boxes or packages of wipes.

Diaper donations will be accepted from September 1 to October 1 at the following drop-off locations:

In Zeeland:
Smedley Dental 133 1/3 E Main Ave
Howard Miller Library 14 S. Church Street

In Holland:
Untangled Salon 650 Riley Street
Brann’s 12234 James Street
Harbor Health and Massage 444 Washington Ave.
EcoBuns Baby + Co 12330 James Street
The Insurance Group 593 Heritage Court
Higher Health Chiropractic of Holland 98 Douglas Ave

In Hudsonville:
Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ 4950 32nd Avenue
Love Inc. 3300 Van Buren Street

In Grand Rapids:
The Wellness Collective 1324 Lake Drive SE
Mindful Counseling 741 Kenmoor Ave. SE
Hopscotch Children’s Store 909 Cherry Street SE
Simply Born Midwifery Services 802 Merritt Street SE
Cascade Pediatrics 5150 Cascade Rd SE, Suite B
Grand Rapids Natural Health 638 Fulton St W, B
Gold Coast Doulas 1430 Robinson Rd SE, Suite 204
Rise Wellness 1430 Robinson Rd SE, Suite 201

In Walker:
ABC Pediatrics 4288 3 Mile Rd NW
Higher Health Chiropractic 4735 Lake Michigan Dr

In Wyoming:
Higher Health Chiropractic 1027 Gezon Pkwy SW
ABC Pediatrics 4174 56th St SW

We thank you in advance for your support!