Join us for the second annual No Child Wet Behind diaper drive, 5k and 1 mile family fun run!
When: Saturday, May 13th, 2017.
Where: Greenbelt at Hobbs Park, Carrollton Georgia.
Time: Registration begins at 8:00am. Race starts promptly at 9:00am. Rewards and Community Fun will be from 9:30am until 11:00am.
Cost: Adults 5k – $25, Adults 1 Mile – $20. Children 12 and under are free with accompanying adult (no limit).
Who: All proceeds go to purchasing diapers for families in need in Carroll, Haralson, and Heard County. Diapers are distributed by the Pregnancy Resource Center.
If you are not a runner, there will also be a 1 mile fun run/walk! We plan to have activities for the kids and the path is stroller accessible so bring the family!
It is reported that 1 in 3 US families struggle to afford diapers for their children, often resorting to fewer changes to cut down on costs. This poses huge health risks to the child, as studies show that inadequate diaper changes increases a child’s risk of infection, illness and abuse. But disposable diapers are expensive and cloth diapers come with many challenges that make them impracticable for some parents. Programs exist to assist families with basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing, but to our surprise, diaper need is not covered by any government program. You can read more about the saddening long term effects here.
West Georgia Doula has a heart to serve and support the young families in our community, so when we heard about this great need, we knew we had to find a way to help!
We have partnered with No Child Wet Behind (a national 501c3 non-profit organization) to host a Diaper Drive and 5k run where we will be raising money and collecting diapers to be distributed by the Pregnancy Resource Center. We believe in this cause, and we are reaching out to YOU to help make a difference in our community.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Register for the 5k or family fun run/walk or download the registration form here.
- Donate a monetary gift
- Donate diapers through Amazon
- Sponsor this event
- Purchase a vendor booth
- Help us spread the word by sharing this post and/or the Facebook event with your friends!
For more info on involvement, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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