We are taking financial contributions to help us purchase diapers as well in person donation at our drop off locations. Our goal of $3,000 dollars would cover about 20% of our 100,000 diaper total.
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 it to a participating diaper drop off location.
Welcome To operation baby new year!
In the Saint Cloud area, there are several organizations which provide shelter and resources for thousands of Central Minnesotans in need each year.
Of those, too many are young children, including infants and toddlers. The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Anna Marie's Alliance, Lutheran Social Services, and Place of Hope Ministries are all in need of diapers this holiday season.
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.
That is why between December 10th and January 3rd hundreds of community members and participating local businesses, churches, and colleges and are working together to raise 100,000 diapers for families with children in need.
This diaper drive is an organic effort of community members from various political, religious, and cultural backgrounds who want to come together around the spirit of giving this holiday season.
Make sure to like us on Facebook, talk to your friends and family about making a diaper contribution, and thanks for your support and helping spread the word.
Baby New Year
*You can drop off your diaper donation (or send an online diaper order) to participating locations 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, Lutheran Social Services, and Place of Hope Ministries between today's date and January 1st. The greatest needs are sizes 4-5-6!
*Join our community partnership! If you are a business or church that would like to promote "Operation Baby New Year" email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!