We’re so glad you’ve landed here! On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Heartland Doulas will host the Inaugural No Child Wet Behind Diaper Drive and 5k at Donovan Park in Peoria. In addition to children’s activities, fun vendors, food and more, this event will bring together our runners, supporters, and business partners in order to raise awareness about the many babies in need of clean, dry diapers throughout Central Illinois.
One in three mothers in America have a hard time meeting their babies’ needs for clean diapers. Unfortunately there is very little help or public aid to help with this problem. Food assistance programs do not cover diaper purchases, most licensed daycare facilities require disposable diapers, and most laundromats do not allow cloth diapers to be washed there due to sanitary concerns. Additionally, the startup cost of cloth diapers and the burden of laundering them (often not in their own homes) is prohibitive for most families in true need. This can lead to babies staying in soiled diapers past the normal point of a change, causing both physical and emotional suffering for so many babies and their parents.
Heartland Doulas has partnered with The Crittenton Center to raise awareness for these babies and families. All diapers raised and a 100% of the proceeds (after expenses) will benefit this amazing organization. We are grateful that you are considering joining us in a leadership role at this event by taking out a sponsorship, donating diapers, and/or simply spreading the word.
Below we have outlined the various ways to get involved. Please join us in making a difference for babies and families right here in Central Illinois. We look forward to your participation in this very special event. Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions!Apply to Become a Sponsor Here