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RESULTS: "Share the Love" Diaper Drive

For the one in three families in the Cedar Valley struggling with diaper need, life is about to get a little easier. This is all thanks to the generosity of area businesses and individuals who made the “Share the Love” Diaper Drive hosted by our team at Northeast Iowa Doulas a monumental success.

The diaper drive, which was scheduled to run from February 6th through the 24th, was extended a week due to requests from several of the businesses who volunteered as drop-off sites for the diaper and wipe donations.

We are so excited to announce that due to the community efforts, this drive has collected over 10,000 DIAPERS and over 52 packages of wipes!!!! 

Since this was our first year facilitating this drive, and a grassroots effort, we weren’t sure what kind of response we would have. We set a goal of two-thousand diapers, and were absolutely astonished, and so happy to surpass that goal five times over.

Diaper need is a real, often unaddressed issue in the Cedar Valley, with the effects reaching much farther than the obvious health risks to the children and the financial strain on families. On Wednesday, March 8th, the NEID team made stops at several area women's shelters and other organizations that provide assistance to families in need, including:

House of Hope - Waterloo
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family - Waverly
Allen Women's Health - Waterloo

Each location took exactly what they needed and had storage room for. They expressed their gratitude multiple times and look forward to hearing from us again next year. They all assured us that each one of these diapers and wipes will be put to use. It was amazing to see the looks on their faces as we brought in box after box, bag after bag, box after bag, after box....
This is the exact reason why we decided to facilitate the "Share the Love" Diaper Drive.

THANK YOU, Cedar Valley community and other neighboring communities, for helping make this diaper drive a huge success. This wouldn’t have been as successful without the support of local businesses who joined us in this effort by being a donation drop-off site, and by helping us spread the word about the drive. Most importantly, we wouldn't have been able to deliver 10,000+ diapers without each one of YOU who took the time to bring in your donation!

Area businesses who volunteered to be donation drop-off locations included:

Partners in OBGYN at Covenant Medical Center - Waterloo
Vanderloo Chiropractic - Waterloo
Key West Fitness on University - Cedar Falls
Family Health Chiropractic - Waterloo
Rejuvenate Salon & Spa - Waterloo
Inspired Living Chiropractic - Jesup

NEID Owner, Kaity Klotzbach with Dusky Steele, Development Coordinator at House of Hope in Waterloo

NEID Owner, Kaity Klotzbach with Dusky Steele, Development Coordinator at House of Hope in Waterloo

Affiliate NEID Doulas, Jessica Lake and Justine Liddle with NEID Owner, Kaity Klotzbach at Cedar Valley Friends of the Family in Waverly.

Affiliate NEID Doulas, Jessica Lake and Justine Liddle with NEID Owner, Kaity Klotzbach at Cedar Valley Friends of the Family in Waverly.

Seeing the amazing response, we plan to make the "Share the Love" Diaper Drive an annual event. Next year we plan to set an even higher goal!

Once again, thank you to all the area businesses who volunteered to be donation drop-off sites and to every single one of you who donated to this very important cause. We are so grateful for your support and generosity.

Are you a Cedar Valley area business and interested in being part of "Share the Love" Diaper Drive in 2018? Email Kaity Klotzbach at info@northeastiowadoulas.com

'Share the Love' Diaper Drive

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NORTHEAST IOWA DOULAS “SHARE THE LOVE” WITH DIAPER DRIVE

Imagine having to cut back on basic necessities like food in order to provide diapers for your baby. For one in three families in the Cedar Valley, diaper need is a regular struggle.

But Northeast Iowa Doulas (NEID) is looking to ease that burden on area families with a diaper drive. 

“The average baby uses 6-10 diapers per day in their first year of life, which adds up fast and can be a huge financial burden on many families,” said Kaity Klotzbach, owner and doula at NEID. “Our goal is to help as many local families as we can so they don’t have to deal with the stress of choosing food or diapers.”  

The “Share the Love Diaper Drive” will take place on February 6 through 24. Donations of unopened disposable diapers and/or wipes in any size and brand can be taken to one of the event’s partner business drop off locations. All donations will be collected by Northeast Iowa Doulas and delivered to area women’s shelters for distribution to families in need. 

“A lack of resources for diapers not only causes emotional stress, but studies show that the health and development of children left in wet and soiled diapers is negatively affected and the impact extends far beyond that,” stated Klotzbach citing a study from the Journal of Pediatrics. “Without enough clean diapers babies cannot attend child care or early childhood education programs, and if they can’t attend those programs at least one of their parents cannot go to work - compounding financial need,“ she added. “Even providing a month’s worth of diapers to a family can have a profound impact on them.”

Donation drop off locations include:

  •     Partners in OBGYN - Waterloo
  •     Family Health Chiropractic - Waterloo
  •     Key West Fitness on University - Cedar Falls
  •     Vanderloo Chiropractic - Waterloo
  •     Rejuvenate Salon & Spa - Waterloo
  •      Inspired Living Chiropractic - Jesup

 

Northeast Iowa Doulas is a full-service agency offering professional birth and postpartum support services, and childbirth classes to families across Eastern Iowa. For more information, contact Kaity Klotzbach at 319-361-6984 or send an email to info@northeastiowadoulas.com.

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