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HomeAid Colorado Accepting Donations to Builders for Babies Diaper Drive

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HomeAid Colorado, an organization bringing together building-industry professionals to complete construction projects and provide critical resources to nonprofit care providers, has announced that its annual “Builders for Babies Diaper Drive” will be accepting donations now through May 15. 

Over 38 percent of Colorado infants and toddlers are living in low-income families who sadly don’t have access to clean diapers. It costs a family about $1,000 per year to buy a supply of average-priced diapers for one child. For someone who works a full-time minimum-wage job, making just over $15,000 a year, that’s a huge expense. HomeAid Colorado is committed to addressing this issue head-on and making a more significant contribution than in years past. 

“The past four years we’ve averaged collecting over a million diapers each year. In 2021, our goal is to up the ante and secure 1.5 million diapers,” said Cindy Bell, executive director of HomeAid Colorado. “While this is a lofty goal, it’s important for our community to rally together and provide the next generation of Coloradans with basic living necessities.”

HomeAid has made donating incredibly easy through the program’s customized landing page. Donors can purchase directly through this website and pick among package options of various sizes including a case (150), a ¼ pallet (2,625), a ½ pallet (5,250) and a full pallet (10,500). Donating diapers and wipes is the best way to support families around the state. Please note that cloth diapers, baby food, toys or any used items will not be accepted.

HomeAid will be collecting diapers until May 15 and plans to distribute them on Friday, June 25th to over 30 service providers across Colorado, from Fort Collins to Telluride.

Photo courtesy of HomeAid

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