We are taking financial contributions to help us purchase diapers as alongside our in person donations at participating drop off locations.
DIAPERS ARE EXPENSIVE! And if you can't purchase an entire package, consider make a 5$ contribution or whatever is comfortable for you.
Our goal of $3,000 dollars would cover roughly 30% of our 75,000 diaper goal.
If you would like to make a financial contribution online you can visit our GoFundMe page, or you can write a check to "Friends of Whitney Dog Park", one of our community partners, and bring your check to a participating diaper drop off location.
You can also visit our "You Give Goods" page and purchase diapers online! At the end of the drive, You Give Goods will deliver the diapers directly to our charities!
Welcome To operation baby new year'S "The Diaper Days of summer!"
We're back! Has it been since months already?
During this last holiday season, "Operation Baby New Year" was a huge success! Our volunteers and community partners were able to raise a whopping 105,000 diapers for families in need!
Diapers come and go quickly! On average, disposable diapers can cost $70-80 per month, per baby, according to the National Diaper Bank Network. Infants require about 12 per day while toddlers need eight. 1 in 3 families across the country report a need for diaper assistance. Unable to afford diapers, they are forced to choose between a range of undesirable alternatives such as cutting back on basics such as food, utilities or child care in order to purchase diapers for their children. This can severely impact the health and well-being of both the child and the rest of the household.
And even though we were able to exceed our goal and raise 105,000 diapers, this is only a two month supply for 90 families with a two child household in the Saint Cloud area, with many of our organizations reporting a serious demand during the summer months.
That is why Operation Baby New Year is hosting the "Diaper Days of Summer", a month long diaper drive incorporating local partners and summer time events, raising diapers for area organizations which provide shelter and resources for thousands of Central Minnesotans in need each year.
The organizations we are supporting include The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Anna Marie's Alliance, Promise Neighborhood of Saint Cloud, The Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, Lutheran Social Services, and Place of Hope Ministries.
Our summertime goal is 75,000 diapers by July 23rd, and we thank you for spreading the word by liking us on Facebook, talking to your friends and family, attending and promoting our events, and having conversations about how we can support families in need during the summer months when donations are traditionally slim.
To learn more about our growing calendar of events, click on the "events" tab at the top of the page for up to date information on the when and where, as well as visiting our "community partners" tab to see where you can drop off/deliver diapers during the week!
This diaper drive is an organic effort of community members from various political, religious, and cultural backgrounds who want to come together, enjoy Minnesota's beautiful summer weather, while supporting those in need.
Baby New Year
*You can bring your diaper donation to one of the many events we are hosting across the area, with more information on our "events" page.
*You can also drop off your diaper donation (or send an online diaper order) to participating businesses found in our "Diaper Drop Off Locations and Community Partners" page.
*Shelters cannot use cloth diapers, however, we can collect store bought cloth diapers for the Catholic Charities food shelf.
*Diapers from participating locations will be collected and evenly distributed between The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Anna Marie's Alliance, Promise Neighborhood of Saint Cloud, The Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, Lutheran Social Services, and Place of Hope Ministries between today's date and July 23rd. The greatest needs are sizes 4-5-6!
*Organize your own diaper drive event or join our community partnership! For more information on how to do so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (320) 250-6630
Becoming a community partner is simple! We only ask those who join to promote the diaper drive through their social media networks, display fliers in their business/congregation, and try their best to raise 500 diapers themselves. We will display your name on our website so we can show the community which businesses are helping us support local families with children in need.
Thank you for your support!
Learn where and how you can drop off diapers near you! Can't drive? Too far? Purchase diapers online and have them shipped right to the drop site!
Would your church or business like to be a drop off location or help spread awareness through your networks? Are you an individual looking to get more involved? Contact us to find out how!
Find out more about the organizations our diapers are going to, and how you can support them in 2016!