Over the past month, there have been some eye-catching things happening in our country politically (as potential candidates jockey for position for a 2016 Presidential run), economically (a girl could suffer from motion sickness trying to follow the ups and downs of our volatile stock market!), and even religiously (with Pope Francis’ recent arrival on U.S. soil).
On any given day, it’s easy to be distracted by the news birthed out of our ever-changing political and economic landscape.
But there’s one issue worth our attention that remains stubbornly constant: DIAPER NEED.
BE THE CHANGE!
Most people have never heard of it. With 50% of North Carolina’s children living in low-income families and 1 in 3 low-income families in Wake County struggling to afford diapers, it’s time to start talking. Tell your family and friends, your child’s teacher, your book club, your hairdresser (like I did), the folks in the office, at your church/faith community, and behind the counter at the pharmacy that Diaper Need Awareness Week begins September 28 and ends on October 4.
According to the National Diaper Bank Network, Diaper Need Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.3 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger who live in poor or low-income families.
NC Governor Pat McCrory, along with 24 other governors and 3 state legislatures, has issued a state proclamation recognizing DNAW. This is a big, big deal and something worth talking about!
Thank you for spreading the word!
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Changing diapers, changing lives.