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Miracle Diapers is now “The Cloth Diaper Foundation”

clothfoundationlogoMiracle Diapers Is Now The Cloth Diaper Foundation
empowering families, improving the environment
 
As Miracle Diapers has grown so has the number of families they assist. In 2009, they helped over 450 babies directly, more than 100 babies through sponsorship and local distribution, and assisted other charities with the same mission as well!
 
To better serve those families Miracle Diapers reaccessed it’s structure and practices. They have:
•                  New leadership with Roxanna Jolly—CEO and Lisa Johnston—Operations Manager and Board Chair
•                  Relocated their headquarters to Katy, Texas
•                  Restructured  how they process and accept applications
•                  Opened a retail store for fundraising
•                  Founded a new membership program
•                  Welcomed several new board members from the cloth diapering industry
 
In it’s fifth year Miracle Diapers wants to continue moving forward and has decided to take on a new name that better describes the organization and it’s mission.
 
Miracle Diapers is now The Cloth Diaper Foundation.
 
“We felt that a more appropriate name would help the community have a better understanding of who we are, as we have often been mistaken for a diaper manufacturer. Our desire to move forward and build a  legacy of support for the cloth diapering community will be reflected in our new name: The Cloth Diaper Foundation.”
              -Roxanna Jolly, CEO, The Cloth Diaper Foundation
 
Monetary donations fell last year do to the economy. Which means there are more families out there for The Cloth Diaper Foundation to help! While diaper donations are always appreciated, we must be able to financially support organizational growth.  Let’s make this happen together and spread the CD love.  Visit http://clothdiaperfoundation.org today to find out how you can help!

To assist in fund raising efforts, in the month of February, Tracy Whittemore and Lisa Adkins from The Cloth Diaper Company have so graciously offered to match, product for product, each Cloth Diaper Company product sold (Drybees, Wahmies, Rocky Mountain Diapers) in The Cloth Diaper Foundation Retail Store with an equal donation to our organization.  (Example – Purchase a Rocky Mountain Diapers OS Pocket, CDC will donate our organization a RMD OS Pocket, Drybees for Drybees, etc.)

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Miracle Diapers Needs Your Help NOW

I have been fortunate to be able to donate to Miracle Diapers  through money earned from my ad sales here on Dirty Diaper Laundry.  I have also been happy to help in any way I can to spread the word about Miracle Diapers.  This time, I am asking you all to please donate what you can to help Miracle Diapers stay alive.  I very strongly blieve in their mission, and want to help them do what they do best: help families in need cloth diaper.

About Miracle Diapers: Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization is dedicated to helping qualifying families all over the United States get a jump start on cloth diapering their children through our cloth diaper loan program.

I understand everyone is always asking everyone to help their charity.  We have all been giving to help Haiti, so this comes as bad timing.  But even a 5.00 donation would help.  Miracle Diapers had a recent unfortunate circumstance.  They need monetary donations.  All donations to Miracle Diapers are tax deductable!  Depending on when you file, you many even be able to write them off this tax season to help your own rebate!

You may notice they are not taking applications at the moment.  They will open again soon, so don’t let that deter you from making your donation.

You can click this link to donate. 

Thank you all for supporting cloth diapers!

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Fluffy Christmas Application

I am now accepting applications for Fluffy Christmas. The form is embedding wonky, so you can also view and fill out the form by clicking this link.At least one family will be selected by Miracle Diapers, and the others will be chosen by me, Marissa from Growing Green Bums, Charlene from Tiny Tush (who has donated more diapers than any other company, and is beyond generous. Thank you so much!), and possibly more. Be assured that selection of the families will be unbiased and fair, which is why I am asking others to help. Please, please, only apply if you truly are in need of diapers. If you know of a family in need, forward this along. I encourage you to post this in any forum or other website to spread the word. There isn’t a final count of families because there are still diapers in the mail. I am up to 3-4 at this point. I am in need of accessories still, so if you have new snappis or wetbags, they are needed. Thanks you!

Thanks in advance for your entries.

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Announcing: Fluffy Christmas on DDL

Announcing: Fluffy Christmas on DDL

Those of you who are following me on Twitter probably already know what is up my sleeve for the Holidays.  But for the rest of you, I want to let you know about the exciting project I have been working on.

A Very Fluffy Christmas on Dirty Diaper Laundry!

What is a, “Fluffy Christmas?”  Well, if you live where I do that just means a few feet of snow!  But on DDL I have been frantically emailing dozens of cloth diaper companies for information about their production (for another big project, a list of diaper companies that manufacture in the US or Canada), and I have asked each company contacted if they would be willing to donate a diaper (or more) to help a family begin using cloth diapers who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

The response has been tremendous.  Nearly every company I have asked has donated so far.  Most are giving one diaper, but some companies are going above and beyond!  Tiny Tush has donated 12 of their One Size Elite, and Bummis has sent their iParenting award winning Organic Cloth Diapering Kit.  Just between these two companies that have donated enough to get 2 families started on their cloth diapering journey.  I get warm and fuzzy and teary eyed just thinking about it.  But there are plenty more companies who are donating.  Thirsties will be sending their brand new Duo Diaper, which isn’t out yet.  The diaper comes in two sizes, one will fit babies 0-9 months, and the second 9 months to potty learning.  It is a two piece system and uses hemp that is knit right here in the US!  If you want to learn more about this diaper you can view details com thirsties.com.  Other companies donating diapers include, Snap-EZ, AMP, Happy Heineys, Bella Bottoms, Jamtots, and Bagshot Row Bamboo.  There will be plenty more.  I still have more emails to send out as well. 

I am extremely grateful to the companies who are making this dream a reality.  When I started this project I didn’t know if even one company would want to participate.  The wonderful Marissa from Growing Green Bums will also be helping me cover shipping costs of the baskets! 

To choose the families I have decided to use 2 methods.  One family will be chosen with the help of Miracle Diapers.  This organization does what I am doing, but way better, and they help tons more than I ever could.  I urge you to visit their website and consider making a donation to help them keep their operation running.  I will getting help from them to choose a family from their list of families.

I have also decided since I have enough dipaers to at least make two baskets, but probably more, that I will be taking nominations.  Miracle Diapers has a waiting list, and not every family in need is on it.  I will let you know when the entry form for nominations will be up.  I am going to enlist a few diaper gurus to help me decide, so be assured I am not the only person making this decision.  And the family chosen will meet certain criteria.  I haven’t decided if the nominations will be coming from other people or if you can nominate your own family.  There are still some things to consider. 

I hope you are all as excited about this project as I am.  I can’t wait for Christmas already!

If you are a company who hasn’t been contacted yet about the project and you wish to donate, please email me at kdrosasatgmaildotcom  I will also be needing accesories for the basket, like wetbags, detergent, snappis, etc.

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Cloth Diaper Organizations

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Cloth diapers have come such a long way since the days of plastic pants and pins.  It is because of the amazing companies who have worked hard to improve the technology of diapers, the chemists who are concocting detergents that leave little to no residue which makes washing diapers that much simpler, and the organizations who promote cloth diapering awareness and help get parents informed on the facts.  I wantto talk about those organizations.

The first that comes to mind is the Real Diaper Association. The RDA is a non profit that’s mission is to advocate for cloth diapers.  They keep up to date research about the harmful chemicals in disposables, the cost savings of cloth diapers, and everything in between.  If you want to learn what the heck those crystals are that magically soak up the urine in a disposable, they have a great fact sheet.   The truth is this; many parents don’t even know that there is an alternative to using disposables.  I know I didn’t until I ran across cloth diapers on the internet.  What if you were at a street fair and there was a booth with information about cloth diapers?  Then, maybe, you would have a light switch moment.  The RDA is helping mother’s and educators across the nation and Canada to start “Circles” in their hometowns.  These Circles will serve as support for cloth parents and outreach.   I myself and going to begin training to become a Circle Leader for my hometown.  If you are a business or an individual who is passionate about advocating for cloth diapers, please visit their website to learn how you can become a member.  RDA is also running a calendar photo contest for babies in cloth diapers.  There are some great prizes, so if you have a picture of your adorable baby in fluff you should give it a shot!

Miracle Diapers- I have posted about MD before.  They are an organization that helps low income families begin cloth diapering.  As many of us know, the road to stash nirvana is a long and winding one.  Newborns need 24-36 diapers in a stash; this will keep the mom from only doing 1 load of laundry every other day.   Some mothers end up washing every day!  Miracle Diapers tries to get families started.  They don’t supply a stash, but lend a helping hand.  They have recently launched “Cloth Diaper the nation” memberships.  Businesses and families can sign up as members for a small fee.  There are different levels of memberships, starting at 15.00 and up.  I just signed up for a membership, and I hope you will as well.  The membership dues are going to a great cause!

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