Fundraiser helps HappyBottoms provide diapers to needy babies

HOW CAN YOU HELP PROVIDE DIAPERS FOR BABIES IN NEED?

Support the first ever fundraiser for HappyBottoms, KC's volunteer run diaper bank!

CONTACT: Liz Sutherlin, HappyBottoms Executive Director Cell phone 913-269-4654 email: liz@happybottoms.org In the last three years, HappyBottoms has grown from piles of diapers packed into our founder's basement and garage, into two warehouses filled with thousands of diapers serving 750-900 babies every month. KC's volunteer run diaper bank now provides diapers to low-income families through 18 metro area charities/agencies (like Operation Breakthrough and several domestic violence shelters.) HappyBottoms is excited about our growth, but we still have 24 agencies with more than 2000 babies on our waiting list. In order to grow and help more babies, HappyBottoms is pleased to announce our first ever fundraiser:

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE A Thanks Giving Event Thursday November 8th Happy Hour 5:30pm-8pm Leedy-Voulkos Art Center 2012 Baltimore Ave Kansas City, MO 64108 $10 Suggested Donation at the Door Silent and Live Auction: to pre-register, RSVP with names of bidders, phone number and email address to info@happybottoms.org

Why are diapers important? Because diapers are not covered by any kind of public assistance like WIC or food stamps, the financial burden is tough on parents who sometimes have to choose between paying bills or buying diapers. Cash-strapped parents often have no choice but to leave their baby in a dirty diaper for long periods of time. This can lead to health problems and an unhappy, crying baby, stressing out already stressed caregivers.

Why not cloth diapers? Cloth isn’t always an option for the families we serve. If you’re poor, you probably don’t own a washing machine, and many laundromats don’t allow cloth diapers. Additionally licensed day care centers, especially those that are free or subsidized, don’t accept cloth diapers.

To find out more, head to HappyBottoms.org and don't forget to "like" us on Facebook.com/happybottoms

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