DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Huggies®.
In City Dads Group’s latest community outreach venture, our Chicago chapter this month joined forces with Huggies and its “No Baby Unhugged” program to help create care packages of childhood necessities like clothing and school supplies.
Members of our Chicago Dads Group went to work one afternoon at the Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Factory, sorting and packaging enough items to help 105 children, big and small. The biggest order of the day, of course, was diapers – courtesy of Huggies, which donated 250,000 Huggies diapers for babies in need whose parents rely on Cradles to Crayons.
Huggies has been committed to end diaper need in the United States since its groundbreaking 2010 study found one in three U.S. families with children under age 4 lack a sufficient supply of diapers and wipes to keep their infant or toddler dry, clean and healthy.
Through its No Baby Unhugged program, Huggies has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes to its cause in the past six years. It also helped establish the National Diaper Bank Network in 2011, which has grown from 20 outlets to 320.
At the Giving Factory, where all local donations to Cradles to Crayons end up for sorting and packing, our dads were given a tour of the Belmont Gardens facility and an orientation about the nonprofit’s mission of providing high-quality items to children in belief that “Quality = Dignity.” Each of the KidPacks our dads created was custom designed to meet the needs of a specific child who had an order placed on his or her behalf. Filled with the essentials that every kid needs – like shoes, winter coats, toys and often Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers — these KidPaks go a long way to helping children in need have the opportunity to just be kids.
“It was great to have an opportunity to help out at the Giving Factory,” said Chicago Dads Group member David Cole after the volunteering effort this month. “It felt good knowing that 105 kids were able to get the clothes and goods they needed.”
True community means giving back to those in need and contributing to the betterment of society, so City Dads Group chapters try to be active participants in local and national campaigns for parenting-related good causes. You can also help with ending diaper need or assisting children by:
- Visiting Huggies.com to learn more about diaper need, and donate your Huggies Rewards points to help combat diaper need.
- Visiting the Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Factory website to learn how you and your family can get involved to help kids in need around Chicagoland. The nonprofit also has centers in Boston and Philadelphia.
About our sponsor
Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs, which is why every diaper and wipe is designed to emulate a parent’s embrace. The Huggies No Baby Unhugged program helps ensure all babies get the hugs they need to thrive by supporting hugging programs in hospitals and donating diapers across the country. Learn how you can help at Huggies.com #HuggiesCouncil #ad