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Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

| December 23, 2015 | 5 Comments

CHANGING DIAPERS CHANGES LIVES

 

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Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive

aims to cover 10,000 bottoms by 2016

Well Ottawa, it’s that time of year again. Tis’ the season to drop a load….of diapers. The sixth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive is currently underway with hopes of raising 10,000 diapers by 2016 for struggling parents and babies in need in our community with five official drop off locations collecting both  donations.

Bare Bottoms is a start-up non-profit organization created by Shauna Quinn, whose mission is to fill a critical and otherwise unmet need for diapers among the most vulnerable in our community.

The annual diaper drive began in 2009 benefiting the Ottawa Food Bank and supporting struggling parents by providing a basic and essential need for their babies – diapers. It’s known as diaper need and there’s very little help or public resources for it and with today’s economy it’s become a growing concern.

“Mothers feel providing clean diapers for their babies is one of the most important things they can do. And so do we. It’s just a lot harder for some than others.” said Quinn, mother of one.

Bare Bottoms accepts donations of any size, brand and amount, including single diapers, open packages, the leftovers your baby has outgrown, even those cloth diapers you no longer need. Every diaper counts.

“Many childcare facilities require a full day’s supply of diapers forcing some parents to stay home with their baby instead of going to work because they don’t have enough diapers.” Said Quinn, “By helping to provide diapers, we’re helping parents to improve their own situation.”

Studies show babies kept in dirty diapers for extended periods of time may lead to the babies suffering not only physically, but emotionally as well. These babies are more prone to urinary tract infections and staph infections among many other health issues.

 

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The Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive runs until January 15, 2016. and donations can be dropped off at:

McDaniel’s Independent Grocer – 200 Grant Carmen Dr., Nepean

Bethany Hope Centre – 820 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa

Kiddie Kobbler Barrhaven – 80 Market Pl., Barrhaven

Charlemagne PreSchool Resource Centre – 750 Charlemagne Blvd, Orleans

Bumbini – 167 Elgin St., Almonte

To learn more about Bare Bottoms or for more information about how you can get involved in their diaper drive visit their website!

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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Family, Living, Non-Profit, Ottawa Events

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What a marvellous idea, diapers are essential for the well-being of babies and this is a wonderful way to help both the babies and the mothers in need.

  2. loriag says:

    What a great idea. Babies need diapers and the costs are so difficult for families at times.

  3. kathy downey says:

    This is such a great idea !!

  4. Judy Cowan says:

    What a great event! First I have ever heard about one like this, would be nice to see this in other cities too.

  5. Chandra O'Connor says:

    This is a fabulous event!

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