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Nashville Diaper Dash

Register to run in the 5k on May 27 at Centennial Park in Nashville.

 

1 in 3 families do not have enough diapers for their baby. You read that right. 1 in 3 families can not afford to keep their babies in clean diapers and many reuse soiled diapers to extend their life. There are major health implications for babies whose diapers are not changed often enough and these babies are more likely to suffer from abuse or die of infanticide. Nashville is no exception and babies here in our own community are suffering.

 

Could you choose between buying diapers or paying rent or buying food for your family?

 

The average income of the families our local diaper bank serves is $5,600 a year! If a family can’t afford to buy diapers, they can’t afford childcare and they can’t go to work. The cycle of poverty continues. An adequate supply of diapers for a one child household costs about $100 per month. There is no government assistance for diapers and cloth diapers just aren’t an option for many of them.

If these families have running water, they do not have a laundry facility where they live, so they have to travel to laundromats to do their laundry. Even if laundromats allowed cloth diapers to be washed there, these families don’t have a car and would have to lug a heavy bag of soiled diapers to the laundromat on foot or try to convince the bus driver to allow them on the bus with a bag of smelly diapers. Many childcare services near the homes of these families do not accept cloth diapers and require a week’s supply at the beginning of each week in order for the child to be cared for.

To help support these families in Middle Tennessee, Music City Doulas has teamed up with Nashville Diaper Connection, an amazing non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness to the diaper need in America and closing the diaper gap in Nashville. But we need your help.

On Saturday, May 27th, we run for the one in three families who can’t afford diapers. Your donations help support this amazing non-profit organization to be able to continue helping the families in need right here in Nashville.

Make a tangible difference to families in Middle Tennessee


Get involved.

Join us for our second annual Nashville Diaper Dash 5k & Diaper Drive this spring. Leading up to the event, individuals can donate diapers, which benefit Nashville Diaper Connection, a local non-profit organization trying to close the diaper gap in Nashville. In 2016, with your help, we were able to donate over 14,000 diapers and $1200, enough to diaper more than 500 babies for an entire month. Help us make 2017 even bigger!

  • Register to run – run, walk, or dance your way across the finish line
  • Sponsor the run – sponsorship levels from $250-$2,000 are available
  • Have a vendor table for your business – available for $100 and a diaper donation
  • Donate money – funds raised will help pay the costs for the event. 100% of any additional funds will be donated to Nashville Diaper Connection. Donate individually or lead a team fundraising event!
  • Donate Diapers– diaper donation boxes are available at businesses Nashville and surrounding areas for donations to be collected. Disposable diapers of all sizes are needed and open packages are accepted. You can also order online and have them delivered directly to our storage facility.
  • Volunteer – volunteers are needed to spread the word, paint diaper donation boxes, pick up diaper donations, fundraise, find vendors, get donations for food and giveaways, and help on race day. You can also join our volunteer group on Facebook.
  • Share our Facebook event page with your friends to help spread the word!

Meet our beneficiary, spotlighted on WKRN-TV Nashville.


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Thank you 2017 sponsors! We couldn’t do this without your help!


Platinum Sponsors:
Seanache Homeskalimana-logo 
Gold Sponsors:

JourneyPure logoGreer Interactive LogoSocialite Logo

paradise_pools Copperline Music Lessons

Silver Sponsors:

Results Physiotherapy logoBone Lawlyons logoWOMEN logoJuice Bar logo

Bronze Sponsors:

Monroe Carrel Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt logoThe Manning Agency LogoThird Man RecordsRoom 62


Register to run in the 5k on May 27 at Centennial Park in Nashville.