Help UnityPoint Health - Trinity donate diapers to the Fort Dodge YWCA and the Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center (DSAOC) to help struggling mothers. For every Facebook Like, Twitter Follow and weekly survey question answered on Facebook and Twitter, we will donate a diaper to the Fort Dodge YWCA and DSAOC.
Did you know...
Some mothers have to choose between paying rent, buying food or having necessities such as diapers for their babies.
For struggling mothers, diapers fall to a low priority and programs such as food stamps and WIC (women, infants, and children) assist with the cost of formula and baby food, but neither cover diapers and wipes.
Why We Want To Help...
- A healthy infant uses 10-12 diapers in 24 hours, and a healthy toddler 6-8 per day. In limited-income households, a baby may remain in a single soiled diaper all day, or sometimes days at a time, increasing health risks.
- Cloth is often not an option. Licensed childcare centers require parents to leave disposable diapers for their child(ren).
- Parents who cannot afford to leave disposables with child care providers often leave the workforce or quit school until their children are out of diapers.
About YWCA of Fort Dodge
The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Fort Dodge has been in existence since 1909 and in its current location since 1914. The YWCA provides safe places for women and girls. The YWCA currently operates a homeless shelter for women and children, transitional housing for women and children and substance abuse programming, including a Level III Licensed Halfway House, an Intensive Outpatient and Extended Outpatient Program for women.
About Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center (DSAOC)
The Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center (DSAOC) a local agency which provides safety, support and hope to adult and child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, because all people deserve a violence-free life and a compassionate community.
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