Has everyone heard that Flint, Michigan has water that caused the lead pipes to leach? This is causing rashes, illness, and lead contamination. A lot of flint is below the poverty line and the city has been through a lot. I live outside the city limits in a small town that has completely unrelated water. We arent directly affected and that is a privelage I need to weild in order to help those who are.
So, imagine that you are a parent, just getting by as best you can, and you choose to cloth diaper. You may have even gotten free loaner diapers from Ava’s Cloth Share. Imagine you live in Flint and your diapers aren’t coming clean and your child is getting diaper rashes and sores. Imagine those diapers are contaminated with lead because you only have one filter from the health department and it’s on the kitchen sink.
And that is the reality setting in here. We don’t know how many babies are being cloth diapered in the city but they all need to stop right now. We also don’t know how long term these affects will last and we don’t know when the water crisis will be over. But what will they put on their child today?
That is where you come in. These families need to get disposable diapers and wipes now. They will also need replacements of the cloth diapers and wipes for when the water is safe. Fluff Love University and Lead Safe America are working together and have set up a donations page. The donations will be making their way to my friend’s house and we will be sorting and distrubuting them. If you can donate used diapers and wipes you aren’t using, please do. You can also send disposable diapers and wipes directly to us via Amazon.
What is needed
*Cloth diapers, all types and sizes welcome
*Disposable diapers, all sizes and brands welcome
*Disposable wipes, all kinds welcome
*Donations towards Lead Safe America
If you have any questions, please direct them toward Fluff Love University. If you would like to contribute to Lead Safe America in order to bring lead education to Flint, please go here.