Helping Babies In Need – One Diaper At A Time

| November 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

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The fifth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive supporting the Ottawa Food Bank is now underway. Diaper donations of any size, amount or brand can be dropped off at McDaniel’s Independent Grocer, 200 Grant Carmen Drive in Nepean anytime during regular store hours of 8 am to 11 pm.

The event, started by Shauna Quinn in 2009, supports struggling parents to provide a basic essential for their babies – diapers. This is also referred to as diaper need. There is very little help or public resources for it and with today’s economy it’s become a growing concern.

“The cost of living continually goes up, but not everyone’s wages increase at the same pace. It’s hard to keep up sometimes” said Quinn, mother of one. “We accept donations of any amount – single diapers, open packages, leftovers your baby has outgrown – we’ll take them all. Every diaper counts.”

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. Many childcare centres require a full day’s supply of disposable diapers and laundromats do not allow cloth diapers for sanitary reasons.

A large bin is set up at the front of the store where diapers can be placed. The goal is to raise 10,000 diapers by November 30, 2014. For those wanting to contribute but have no diapers to give, there will also be a cash donation box and all proceeds will be used to purchase diapers for parents and babies in need just in time for the holidays.

For more information go to the Bare Bottoms community Facebook page or follow on Twitter @BareBottomsDD.

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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Family, Ottawa Events

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 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 was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. 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. Victoria Ess says:

    What a great event! Diapers are SO expensive and where the bulk of the costs of a newborn are.

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    What a great cause!!! I donate to our local food bank but it never occured to me about donating diapers, and we have so many young people with babies in our town too

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