Today is “Giving Tuesday”! While we should be giving to others all year round, today is a good reminder to think about supporting organizations that we believe in. I’ve decided to put together my own little roundup of great organizations to support and even a few products you can purchase to “shop for a cause”. If there is a cause you want to let others know about, feel free to share it in the comments!
Give a donation:
Here in the very wealthy United States, one in three families will have to choose between buying diapers and buying food this week. Between rising heat bills, holiday obligations, and holiday gift expenses, many hardworking families with babies are in need at this time of year, and the regular, recurring cost of consumable items like disposable diapers can take up a lot of room in a meager spending budget.
As you all know, a switch to cloth diapers can eliminate that weekly spending and open big windows for parents to see how beneficial–and how feasible–embracing reusable goods can be. It can also be an investment that, while wise, is not always doable. On this Giving Tuesday, we ask that you consider a donation to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope, a 501(c)(3) non-profit cloth diaper lending organization that provides a set of cloth diapers to income-qualified families who cannot afford to invest in their own set at this time.
There are a few ways to support Giving Diapers, Giving Hope. You can donate cloth diapers and accessories, host a cloth diaper drive, or make a monetary donation. Check out their website for more info on how to donate!
Inland NW Baby is a local organization that helps provide disposable diapers to families in need in the Spokane and Inland Northwest area. Consider making a monetary donation or dropping of a package of diapers. Here is the link to their donation page.
Shop for a Cause:
I’ve blogged about ICAN of Spokane before, but did you know that you can shop to support the national ICAN while you shop Amazon? Go to Amazon Smile and select “International Cesarean Awareness Network” as your charitable organization. A portion of your sale will go to ICAN every time you shop.
The 6oz Sili Squeeze with Eeeze, in two limited edition colors: Skyberry (blue camo) and Siliberry (pink camo), will only be available for a short time, while supplies last. $1 of every unit sold will be donated directly to Intermountain Healing Hearts, a foundation that offers support for families of children and adults with congenital heart defects (CHD) and childhood onset heart disease in Utah and the Intermountain West.
These limited edition Sili’s are only available in one size with the free-flowing spout, in honor of all the special needs children using our Sili Squeeze with Eeeze’s™. Need a spill-proof spout? You can simply purchase a Replacement Nipple Spout along with your limited edition Sili Squeeze with Eeeze. ™ to have the best of both worlds! These limited edition squeezes will only be available direct to consumers from www.thesilico.com, and will not be available in stores or on other websites. Buy yours here.