Gold Coast Doulas is holding our 6th annual Diaper Drive from September 1st to October 3rd, 2021. Giving back is an important foundation of our business 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.
One in three babies suffer in dirty diapers and no government programs currently 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. Research shows that 48% of parents delay changing diapers and 32% report re-using diapers to make supplies last longer. The need has intensified during the pandemic.
The Gold Coast Doulas diaper drive coincides with National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 27 – October 3. 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 annual diaper drive benefits Nestlings Diaper Bank of West Michigan and Great Start Parent Coalition of Kent County. Holland-based Nestlings has distributed over 1 million 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.
Our goal is to collect 10,000 diapers to support families in need in Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties to celebrate our 6th anniversary. 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. We need your help to make this happen.
Diaper donations will be accepted from September 1 to October 3 at the following partnered drop-off locations:
* Please wear masks and use social distancing when dropping off diapers!*
FIT4MOM Holland: Donations Accepted at classes
Brann’s 12234 James Street
Harbor Health and Massage 444 Washington Ave.
EcoBuns Baby + Co. 12330 James Street
The Insurance Group 593 Heritage Court
Georgetown United Methodist Church 2766 Baldwin St.
In Grand Rapids:
Rise Wellness Chiropractic PLC 1005 Lake Dr SE
Hopscotch Children’s Store:909 Cherry St SE
Mindful Counseling GR: Three locations
741 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite B
3351 Claystone St SE Suite G 32
113 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Fit4Mom Grand Rapids: Donations Accepted at classes.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Please note we do not give diapers directly to families. We are collecting donations for Nestlings Diaper Bank who will then distribute.