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I am a mother of three beautiful children. I knew just before my second child was born that I wanted to cloth diaper. I was surfing my company’s buy/sell board and stumbled across any low income cloth diapering mom’s dream scenario: rarely used cloth diapers for $75!
It was an entire box of them, which was about 50 cloth diapers. Considering they typically go for about $20 a pop, this was an absolute steal!
I know that even $75 for cloth diapers may be out-of-reach for some families. I know, because I’ve been there. I used to have to pawn things like the lawn mower to make rent every month. I was regularly overdrawn in my checking account because there was too much month at the end of every paycheck.
There is hope, though! I’ve discovered a wonderful organization to help…because it does take a village!
Giving Diapers Giving Hope is a cloth diaper lending program for families in need.
Say WHAT! : GDGH accepts cloth diaper donations from all over to help provide diapers to those in need. If you qualify, they will lend you a set of cloth diapers. You agree to not sell these diapers, but return them when done. It’s the perfect solution for low income cloth diapering.
How to qualify: There are income guidelines and an application process. Basically, if you qualify for WIC, you can qualify for their lending program.
Cost: Free if local to North East, MA, otherwise you pay a flat shipping fee of $35
How to Apply: Apply electronically here
How to Help: Not low income and want to help? You can donate supplies or monetarily here by mailing them to:
Giving Diapers, Giving Hope
8 Beckford St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
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