Recently the most amazing package arrived at my doorstep- a box full to the top with brand new, HTF bumGenius and Flip diapers. No, it wasn’t a dream, it was shipped to me from Abby’s Lane. Why? They saved them and wanted them to do some good for a great cause and I’m fortunate enough that they chose Giving Diapers, Giving Hope.
Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is a non-profit cloth diaper charity that ships a set of cloth diapers to approved families in the US for the cost of shipping. The organization has been running since 2011 and has helped over 800 families! It’s growing rapidly and outgrowing the donations being sent so we are having to now order diapers to attempt to keep up. Fundraisers like this auction will go a long way to help.
These Newborns, Flips, Elementals, Freetimes, and 4.0’s will be auctioned off on Hyena Cart. All proceeds from the auction will go to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope! Prints being auctioned included Jules, Picadilly Circus, Harper, Spence, Marie, Martin, Chaplin, and Audrey. All diapers are being sold to US only with the exception of the Harper prints that I’ve opened to Canadians. The bidding begins on Thursday November 20th at 6 PM and ends on November 24th at 6 PM. (update: an earlier version of this post mistakenly said it ended on Thanksgiving Day the 24th. It ends on the 24th, not Thanksgiving Day)
Before you say- why didn’t they just donate them to be shipped to families- keep in mind that since many of these diapers will likely sell above retail the funds will go so much farther from the sale of the diaper than the single diaper would. I will admit that I have mixed feelings about selling things above retail but when it comes to charity I am all for it. There is a demand and demand sets the price. I know of many parents who are happy to pay above retail specifically because the money is going to a good cause.
I hope those of you seeking these prints will consider bidding, not only to add the print to your collection, but to support a very worthy cause. There are so many families who rely on GDGH to get started with cloth diapers- without help many can never overcome the initial startup and instead are stuck in an endless cycle of using their limited funds on disposables each week. Thanks go to Abby’s Lane for this generous donation that will do a ton of good!