One of the things that I love the most about volunteering with Cloth for a Cause is that I’ve gotten to meet women all across Canada (from the confines of my own living room) who are passionate about two of my favorite things: cloth diapers and helping others. Right now, there’s a ton of new things going on in the not for profit organization.
Welcome, Nova Scotia!
Less than two weeks ago, Cloth for a Cause got a brand new chapter! We now have a chapter that is servicing all of Nova Scotia. This means that Cloth for a Cause now spans all the way across Canada, from coast to coast!
Yeah, I’m outrageously excited about this. The ladies of Nova Scotia are seeing a high demand for loaning diapers, so that demonstrates that there is most certainly a need for our services on the east coast. In fact, they just got their first package ready to send out today! That being said, there are a lot of struggling families in Nova Scotia that could use help. If you’re willing to ship diapers to a chapter, Nova Scotia is the place to send them.
Congratulations, Southern Ontario!
Our Southern Ontario chapter (which services Ottawa, as well) has had its one year anniversary. They’ve helped over two dozen families to date and are always willing to help more. While our cloth diapers are typically donated to the organization at no cost to us, there are costs associated with stripping the diapers to ensure that they are safe to pass on. There are also costs associated with repairing diapers: elastics, snaps, and thread all cost money. To help with those costs, Southern Ontario is holding an auction on their Facebook page! Currently, a custom hybrid fitted from Snug Bug Diapers is up for grabs.
Cloth for a Cause Has a Brand New Domain!
We’ve been operating on Cloth for a Cause.ca for several months now, but because our mission is not just limited to Canada, we’ve also adopted the URL of Cloth for a Cause.org. We’re also looking forward to rolling out a new design in the next several months to reflect the scope of our volunteers and our services. If you’ve been helped by Cloth for a Cause, please send a testimonial to me at suzi (at) clothforacause (dot) org. I’ll use or redact as much information as you’d like. We’d also love included pictures of fluffy bottoms! Also, if you’ve helped Cloth for a Cause by donating to us in the past, thank you! Your support has made it possible for us to help families all across Canada.
Have a Happy Fluffy Wednesday, and think about this: what can you do to help Cloth for a Cause spread fluff across Canada?
I’m so excited! Cozy Bums, the single biggest sponsor to the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause, is doing a Thirsties giveaway!
Who’s Giving it Away?
Cozy Bums is a local cloth diaper store that has been serving Prince George (and all of Canada!) since 2009. Kerri, the owner, is a work at home mom who has put a lot of dedication into expanding the use of cloth diapers. Not only has she been a great resource to the community, she’s also been a critical resource for the Prince George chapter.
What’s Up for Grabs?
Cozy Bums is offering up a Thirsties Duo cloth diaper in the winner’s choice of size and print, a Thirsties Fab Wipes pack, and a 4 oz bottle of Thirsties Booty Luster! Really, who wouldn’t want to win that?
You could win a Thirsties Duo, a pack of Thirsties Fab Wipes, and a travel size bottle of Thirsties Booty Luster!
Not Sure About the Awesomeness of Thirsties?
If you’re not familiar with Thirsties diapers, it’s a new line that Cozy Bums started carrying since the new year. I’ve written reviews on the Thirsties Fab Wipes and Booty Luster wipe solution and Thirsties Duo cloth diapers over at Cloth Diaper Addicts. I’m pretty sure I need to add at least two or three more Duos to my personal stash.
Who Can Win?
If you live in Canada and are eighteen or up, you’re eligible to enter! And, hey, if you win, you can always donate your diaper to Cloth for a Cause.
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Thanks, GoGreen, for helping Cloth for a Cause with our mission.
Recently, Cloth for a Cause started contacting some cloth diapering companies for donations. There are a variety of companies that we’ve emailed and have gotten response from. GoGreen Cloth Diapers has kindly agreed to donate a dozen new pocket diapers to one of our chapters!
GoGreen was founded by Leah back in 2010. At the time, Leah had three small boys all in diapers at the same time. Living in Boulder, Colorado, one of the most eco-conscious cities in the country, she was shocked about the amount of waste, and most importantly, money traditional diapers were costing. She began designing her own diapers and word quickly spread about the affordable and cute diapers. GoGreen was born and today strives to create the best products at the best price for parents everywhere.
GoGreen and Cloth for a Cause – Two Good Things that are Better Together
A big part of GoGreen is keeping diapers affordable. Cloth for a Cause exists to help parents who otherwise couldn’t afford the start up costs get into using cloth diapers until they can build up their own stash. GoGreen decided to give Cloth for a Cause a helping hand because, quite simply, Leah loves our message and what we’re attempting to do.
Thanks for your help, Leah and GoGreen! You’ve helped reduce the amount of disposable diapers that end up in the landfills and reduce the financial burden of some struggling families.
How Awesome is GoGreen?
Well, you can read some independent reviews at A Year with Mom & Dad and Mommy of One and Counting.
Have you used GoGreen cloth diapers? How did they work for you?