Did you know that up to 30% of new parents are not able to afford enough diapers to change their babies as often as needed? A recent study found that as many as one in three families had cut back significantly on food, childcare, or utilities just to afford diapers for their newborn. Can you imagine not being able to provide your child with the items they need to grow?
At Heart of Florida United Way, we believe that every baby deserves a healthy start. That’s why we are hosting a unique volunteer opportunity for your workplace, social group, or place of worship to adopt this holiday season.
Join us and host a “Basics for Babies” infant care supply drive! Throughout October, November, and December, United Way is asking the community to collect the following items:
New infant apparel
Books for children under the age of two
We are keeping our requested list small to make sure these new parents get the necessary items they really need to give their baby a healthy start in life. Please note that for safety reasons we are unable to accommodate used cribs/car seats.
You can schedule your drive for any time you like throughout the next few months. Collect the items at your workplace or home, and then drop them off at Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Blvd, Orlando FL 32804, on December 1 – 3, 2014.
Once all of the items have been collected we will then distribute them to our partner agencies who assist moms and babies in need all over Central Florida, including single mothers living in domestic violence shelters and at-risk teen parents.
Have a question? Need an earlier drop off date? Please contact:
Jessica Schwendeman, Manager of Community Participation
Jessica.Schwendeman@HFUW.org or 407-429-2136
With your help, we can put 1,000 newborns in our community to bed with a full tummy and dry diaper this holiday season. Thank you!