This post was sponsored by Huggies as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I want to be an example for my children. I want to raise tiny humans who want to do all they can to be active in their community and help make the world a kinder, more compassionate place. I want them to go to sleep at night knowing they had an opportunity to help someone else. There are so many ways to give back to your community and this season I was presented with the opportunity to discover and participate in a local event that is so close to my heart.
Did you know that one in three families struggle with diaper need? One in three. Think about that for a moment, let that sink in. Something many of us do on a bi-weekly basis with no thought. Something we do to keep our babies clean, comfortable and dry. There are families who are unable to provide this to their own babies. Thankfully, there are some wonderful ways to help, and I’m SO excited to share them with you today! Maybe you’ve heard of the National Diaper Bank Network, maybe you haven’t. I will admit, I didn’t know of this incredible organization but I am so glad I do now.
Huggies is the founding sponsor of the National Diaper Bank Network. Since 2011, Huggies has provided ongoing support for the organization through its No Baby Unhugged program and has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes to those in diaper need- including critical donations during times of crisis! What exactly does it mean to be in “diaper need”? “Diaper need” is defined as the struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry and healthy. In September 2017, the National Diaper Bank Network and Huggies announced a study, Diaper Need and Its Impact on U.S. Families, revealing that one-in-three U.S. families (36%) struggle with diaper need. This is heartbreaking to me. I can’t imagine being in a position of worrying about keeping my babies clean, dry and healthy.
Huggies and Dollar General care about helping families in need and have an AMAZING donation program that started on November 20th and will run through December 31st! For every pack of Huggies diapers purchased at Dollar General until the end of the year, Huggies will donate a day’s worth of diapers (up to 500,000) and Dollar General will donate $1 (up to $5,000) to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) as part of the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program. Is that AMAZING or what?!
I was able to attend the kick off event here in Nashville and was overwhelmed by the amazing volunteer services done in my community. I was so ecstatic to be able to be present at such a wonderful event and get involved in this process and see how it works! I wore Westley and wrapped hundreds of diapers that would be distributed in my community to families in need. I was able to tour the facility of the Nashville Diaper Connection and see the photos on the walls of the early days when this wonderful non-profit organization got started and hear stories of their journey. It was extremely inspiring. Every single individual in this organization is a volunteer, EVERY PERSON.
To do such big things for other families is absolutely what this season is all about. I couldn’t wait to get home and tell my husband and children all about it. The diapers we packaged and that will be delivered to families in need will provide relief to families and keep babies clean, dry and healthy. What a blessing to be able to have an opportunity to make someone in a tough place in life know that there are people in the community who care about them and their family. I urge you to visit your local Dollar General this month for your diaper needs and help provide diapers to those in need by purchasing the Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers!