Thursday, May 11, 2017

Caring Causes: No Child Wet Behind

No Child Wet Behind is thrilled to be successfully kicking off their fifth consecutive year with aspirations to become America’s largest diaper drive. One in three American families reports experiencing diaper need. This staggering fact propelled a local diaper drive into a national movement. This ProDoula founded, nonprofit charity, adopted the month of May as No Child Wet Behind month, thirty-one days devoted to battling Diaper Need. ProDoula encourages their membership of birth workers to embrace No Child Wet Behind as a platform to support families in a charitable way and give to those in need. No Child Wet Behind has become a mantra in the doula community inspiring charity across the continent.
In only one week, 2017 has already proven itself a breakout year, superseding last year’s numbers. The growth is exponential and awareness continues to build. Over the years ProDoula trained, doula owned, doula agencies have grown the crusade. Doulas in over twenty states, coast to coast, partner with local diaper banks and dedicate the month of May to educating their communities, while driving donation numbers. ProDoula doulas, and their agencies, set up diaper donation bins in neighborhood businesses and are hosting successful fundraising events. 5k walk/run and family fun days are scheduled every weekend in participating cities.
2016 saw tens of thousands of dollars in financial donations and over 200,000 diapers, but, Diaper Need reaches so many families that these staggering numbers don’t even put a dent into the diaper needs of our nation. In the true spirit of giving back, community and education, No Child Wet Behind continues to raise awareness about the importance of diaper need to the public. Diaper need affects families in every community. For more information about local diaper drive locations and activities visit:  
According to the National Diaper Bank Network
  • 5.3 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
  • 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.
  • Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.
  • No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
  • Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps.
  • Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about
  • Babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to potential health risks.
  • Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
  • Cloth diapers are not accepted at the vast majority of child care centers. Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can’t leave their babies at child care.

 About No Child Wet Behind
No Child Wet Behind (NCWB) is a non-profit organization that was started by the owners of ProDoula & Northeast Doulas, LLC, a for-profit company based out of Peekskill, NY which provides professional doula services to families in Greenwich, Westchester, and New York City. When Randy Patterson and Debbie Aglietti found out that 1 in 3 families struggle to have an adequate supply of diapers, they both felt the same way, “We have to think of a way to help families in need of diapers because an inadequate supply of diapers will affect a family both physically and emotionally. Children may be forced to wear a soiled diaper longer and the entire family will be affected.”
About ProDoula
Established in 2013, ProDoula, a doula certification organization, has quickly become a global industry leader. ProDoula encourages doulas worldwide to elevate their passion for birthand families  into a viable, sustainable profession that empowers birth and supports families. Today ProDoula schedules hundreds of multi-level educational workshops and trainings worldwide, provides an ecommerce hub equipped with necessary doula business start-up tools, has a renown web presence and a subscription membership of thousands of doulas actively working in the global market. ProDoula continues to grow a global community of devoted professional doulas, who believe in, and thrive within, the ProDoula business model.

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