Thirsties’ newest print Hope, is available today and 100% of profits will be donated to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope.
The print’s beautiful design, featuring paper cranes and other origami elements in watercolor, was brought to life by Amanda Hearn. While I am not a designer, we worked together to create something that we thought embodied some of the spirit of GDGH and both loved the idea of a watercolor and origami design. Paper cranes hold a special meaning to many around the world who see them as a symbolic gesture of hope, love, honor, and peace as told by the story Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. After the rain clouds depart a rainbow appears. GDGH aims to be that rainbow for the families they help.
Giving Diapers, Giving Hope loans a full stash of cloth diapers to approved families all across the US. Each approved family receives 16-24 changes worth of cloth diapers shipped to them from one of two shipping partners. Thirsties ships from their Colorado facility and Kelly’s Closet ships from their Maine warehouse. GDGH’s mission is to alleviate the start-up cost of cloth diapering so that families can use their money for other essentials.
I’m especially grateful to Thirsties for making this print a reality. I’ve been involved in some capacity with this organization since it began and in August, 2014 I took over as Executive Director. Fundraising is a constant job in order to maintain the means to help our families. Thirsties has been an unfailing support of Giving Diapers, Giving Hope through product donations and their donation of their own time in shipping on GDGH’s behalf since November 2015.
I certainly can’t wait to see this print being enjoyed by families because each time I see it I’ll be reminded of the good that purchase has done for another family in need.
You can buy your own Hope print from Thirsties or one of these participating retailers (stocking times will vary and each retailer will have a limited amount)