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Both Angela and
her husband were laid off from their jobs during these tough economic times and
have two small children still in diapers.
Having to swallow her pride, she was forced to seek the help of housing
and food assistance.
Angela was finally able to obtain
employment but was making half what she was before being laid off and her
husband was still struggling to find a steady job. While Angela had a job that paid just above
minimum wage, even with assistance she struggled to pay the $200 dollars a
month, (almost one week worth of wages), to keep her two kids in
diapers. Even more challenging was that
her daycare center required that she bring several diapers per day, per child
as a requirement of their daycare. While Angela was
grateful for what services she could find to help her through this difficult
time, there wasn’t a resource available to help her with the high cost of
diapers, until now…Introducing
Diaper Bank of the Rockies
This newly formed not-for-profit 501 (C)3
was founded by Brooke Smith because she saw the growing urgency for diapers to
families in need and the lack of adequate supplies by other non-profits.Diaper
Bank of the Rockiesis the first and only diaper bank in
Colorado and needs your help!
donations are welcome and appreciated. Please help us
reach our fundraising goal of $50,000 to supply more than 200 of Colorado families
with desperately needed diapers.
Donations can be made at www.diaperbankoftherockies.com
Did you know?
· 1 in 3 American families are struggling to afford
the high cost of diapers that can cost as much as $100 per month for one child
· Some children are forced to stay in soiled diapers
for long periods of time, which can lead to: urinary tract infections, staph
infections, severe diaper rashes and communicable diseases.
· Colorado has 46,560 children under the age of 3
living below the federal poverty line ($22,350 per year for a family of 4).