Announcing Changes to Our Donation Policies

We have an important announcement for our GDGH supporters and families regarding a recent change to our program.  Please read on.

 

As of this date, our organization will no longer be able to accept cloth diapers considered “non-compliant” as donations. “Non-compliant” diapers are diapers without the proper GCC/CPSC certificates as proof of safety testing for lead, pthalates, and flammability testing. If you wish to donate these diapers they should instead be gifted to a local diaper bank that will accept them or peer-to-peer. While it does pain us to refuse any diapers due to the great need that exists, we also have to run our charity in a way that ensures our families are receiving safe cloth diapers. Additionally, we believe distributing these diapers puts us at a legal risk.

We rely on the donations from families AND approved brands and still need your support. Every family and their baby deserves clean, safe diapers. It is unclear how this will affect us long-term and our ability to continue providing cloth diapers to all the families who apply. As a very small administrative team, Maria, Kristen, and myself are constantly brainstorming ways that we can make up the difference in diapers we will be losing to this new, but necessary change.

Donors, please refer to our list of approved brands. We will continue to add brands to this list as we receive the documentation we need.

Our organization has weathered many storms and has always come out stronger on the other side. It’s our belief that this change is for the better and that the cloth diaper community will rally to support us.

Thank you,

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Executive Director

Donate to GDGH at Participating Great Cloth Diaper Change Locations

On April, 26th 2014 families will be gathering all over the world to break the world record for most cloth diapers changed simultaneously.  This event, called the Great Cloth Diaper Change, is a way to spread awareness about cloth diapering and also acts as a way for families to meet and have a good time!  Many of these events also act as expos or swap meets, some even have swag or prizes for participants!

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We are partnering with several of these locations in the US and these select venues will be collecting cloth diapers on our behalf!  We are continuing to grow and help more families, averaging about 8-15 packages of diapers being sent every single week, so the ability to gather more donations on a large scale is extremely beneficial and we are grateful to all of the locations collecting.  If you have diapers that are in good used condition- this means no relaxed elastics, no delamination, velcro and snaps still in working order, etc- please bring them to a participating location and drop them off in a collection box to save yourself the shipping fee.

If you are interested in collecting donations please email us givingdiapersgivinghope@gmail.com or download the poster that you can print and display on a collection box.

Here is a list of locations participating.  

Central Maryland GCDC

http://www.MarylandGCDC.com/

Gulf Coast Baby and Kids Expo

https://www.facebook.com/gulfcoastbabyexpo

San Diego, California GCDC

http://sandiegogcdc.eventbrite.com

Vista, California GCDC

https://www.facebook.com/events/501437216645747/

Sheperdstown, West Virgina GCDC

https://www.facebook.com/GreatClothDiaperChangeShepherdstownWv

Knoxville, Tennessee GCDC

https://www.facebook.com/GreatClothDiaperChangeKnoxville

Yorkville, Illinois GCDC

https://www.facebook.com/events/297014877117660/

Pinellas County in Florida GCDC

https://www.facebook.com/PinellasGCDC

KangaCare Natural Parenting Expo in Denver, Colorado

http://bit.ly/KCNPXdenverGCDC

Charlotte, North Carolina GCDC by Ivy’s Diaper Service

http://www.greatclothdiaperchangecharlotte.com

Ventura County, California

http://venturacountygcdc.blogspot.com/

Middle Georgia GCDC

http://www.facebook.com/mdgagcdc

 Bloomington, Indiana hosted by The Green Nursery

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2014-great-cloth-diaper-change-at-tgn-tickets-11267831387