Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council is excited to launch its 4th Annual Diaperpalooza starting September 1st. The goal of our drive is to raise 25,000 or the funds to buy them, by October 4th for our Family Resource Center. Diaperpalooza kicks off with an online diaper drive, via Amazon.com. We will finish Diaperpalooza the last week of September, which is National Diaper Needs Awareness week. (Sept. 26th - Oct 2nd, 2016)
How Can You Help?
You can help us reach our goal without leaving your chair. Please click on the link below to our Amazon online wishlist. You can purchase any size and quantity of diapers and Amazon will ship them directly to us. Online gift card purchase is also available in our needs list.
Do you have an open package of diapers that your child has grown out of? We can take open packages and individual diapers. Every diaper counts! Do you have store gift cards that sell diapers? We can use those too.
You can drop off diapers at any of our locations:
Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council - 2280 Benton Drive, Building C, Suite A, Redding, CA 96003
Parent Partner and Family Resource Center - 3609 Bechelli Lane, Suite A, Redding, CA 96002
Anderson Teen Center - 2889 E. Center Street, Anderson CA 96007
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Contribute monetary donation!
Would you like to make a cash donation? Donations to Shasta CAPCC, a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Shasta CAPCC is certified by the State of California as a qualified charitable organization, which may make your monetary contribution to CAPCC eligible for a state tax credit. Please consult your tax advisor for assistance.
Volunteer to host a diaper drive!
Looking for an activity for your church group? Employee Volunteer Committee? Civic group or any other group? Be creative and put together a Diaper Drive! Let us know how we can help? We have all the tools you will need to get your Diaper Drive Started. Click on the Diaperpalooza Diaper Drive Toolkit for the following information:
* Collection Box Labels
* Sample Letter/Email
* Tracking Form
* Goal Chart
* Diaper Drop Sign
* Diaper Donation Acknowledgement Card
GET INFORMED AND SPREAD THE WORD!
What is Diaper Need?
Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.
Why is Diaper Need important to Child Abuse Prevention?
The likelihood of abuse increases when a baby is in a household facing the stress of poverty, and increases even more when that baby is crying due to the discomfort of a soiled diaper and the health issues that can result.
Fast Facts about #DiaperNeed:
~ 1 in 3 families struggle with Diaper Need.
~ 25% of Shasta County families with children under the age of 6 years live below the poverty level.
~ Government safety- net programs like CalFresh and WIC do not recognize diapers as a basic need.
~ Infants require up to 12 diapers a day, at a cost of $70 - $80 per a month per baby.
~ Most child care centers require parents to provide a day's supply of disposable diapers (four to six changes a day).
~ Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can not leave their babies at child care.
~ Diaper Need impacts the physical, mental and economic well-being of children and parents.
ANYONE or ANY GROUP of individuals who care about helping babies can participate in DIAPERPALOOZA!
Help us spread awareness through your social media contacts by using the hashtag #DiaperNeed, #Diaperpalooza and @ShastaCAPCC. Take pictures of you and/or your group collecting diapers and post them on our Social Media Sites.