This program was suspended in July, 2017 because of the launching of federal programs in 2016, and the resulting lack of need and/or interest. The good news is that since May, 2014, with YOUR support, we were able to donate 1,952 day’s worth of disposable diapers to local babies in need!
With every ONE hour of massage you purchase, Hartville Health & Wellness Centre will give a one day supply of disposable diapers to a local baby in need.
How It Works
With 5.9 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger living in poor or low-income families, worry over how to pay for diapers is now among the top stressors, next to concerns about food and housing. The problem is especially acute for young single moms, who tend to already be among the most economically vulnerable. (Source: National Diaper Bank Network)
As a health care facility, we’re in business to help improve lives. Our latest mission helps our clients provide for a local human need: With every 1 -hour of massage you purchase, Hartville Health & Wellness Centre will give a 1-day supply of diapers to a local baby in need.
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The Diaper Gap
The Diaper Gap is the lack of a sufficient supply of disposable diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. America’s babies are being shortchanged. With 5.9 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger living in poor or low-income families, and disposable diapers costing over $80 per month per baby (with no government assistance until recently) it’s easy to understand why our country is conflicted with the serious problem of how to get millions of babies into the diapers they need.
- Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large discount store can double or triple the monthly cost.
- For sanitary reasons, coin-operated laundromats often don’t allow customers to wash cloth diapers.
- Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about eight.
- You can buy candy with food stamps — but, diapers are classified with cigarettes, alcohol and pet food as disallowed purchases.
Where We Give
The Teen Moms program, at First Glance in Kenmore, Ohio, is a welcoming and nurturing environment for teenage mothers and their babies.
The program helps teen moms learn proper childcare, independence, and self-sufficiency.
Young mothers learn not only to care for their children, but learn to cook, sew, financial management, and basic life skills.
The girls also have opportunities to earn “baby dollars” through reading and answering worksheets on parenting books, going to school, going on job interviews, holding down a job, and helping around the teen moms building.
These baby dollars can in turn be spent at their baby boutique, a store front boutique stocked with all the essentials for childcare. Go to FirstGlance.org/TeenMoms to learn more about the program.
Listen To Our Radio Spot
Our 60-second radio spot aired on 95.5 The Fish and is narrated by Brooke Taylor.
Book your ONE hour massage now and provide a one-day supply of disposable diapers to a local baby in need.