Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We Raised More than $800!

That's a lot of dimes! Thanks everyone for making this a success!!!

Nothing like a big check! (yes, it's fake)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Outtakes

While making our video, I sort of messed up a few times. Here are some funny outtakes.

Please consider:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Special Interview: First "Dimes" Donor

Today we distributed flyers into our school. It was very exciting. We also found our first donor who is also our special guest on today's blog. Whoo!!

My sister is donating $1.80 in dimes (18 dimes!). Here's our special Q and A.

Q: Why 18 dimes?
A: 'Cause that's all I had in my charity box.

Q: What's a charity box?
A: It's a box that I keep all my charity money in.

Q: How often do you put money in it?
A: I don't know (Mom says monthly).

Q: Why do you think the Dimes for Diapers is a good cause?
A: 'Cause babies need diapers and we should earn money to get more diapers for them.

Thank you to our special guest. Give it up for my sister!!!

Please consider:

My School!

In addition to raising money online, the principal at my school agreed to let me collect dimes from all the kids at school who want to help - in every grade! My mom photocopied a flyer and we sent them out today to each class. Thanks mom!

I hope to raise more than $500 for the Diaper Bank!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Watch My Video

Watch my short video commercial (outtakes coming soon!)

My Diaper Drive


This blog and web site is designed to help raise money for the New Haven Diaper Bank - I'm doing a service learning project called "Dimes and Dollars for Diapers" and my goal is to raise as much money as possible.

Here are some of the facts of why I'm doing this project:

  • Safety net programs, like Food Stamps and WIC, which are supposed to provide poor children with basic necessities do not cover diapers.
  • An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100/monthly
  • Infants need up to 12 diapers a day; toddlers about 8 diapers a day. In low-income households babies may spend the whole day or longer in a single diaper.
  • Cloth is not an option for most poor people. Most childcare centers require parents to provide disposable diapers. Furthermore, most people living in poverty do not have easy, affordable access to washing facilities.
You should donate now because without clean diapers, lots of bad things can happen.
  • Parents who are working or in school cannot take advantage of free or subsidized childcare if they cannot afford to leave disposable diapers at the childcare centers.
  • Inadequate diaper changing increases the risk of numerous health problems from skin diseases to hepatitis.
  • A baby crying non-stop from being in a soiled diaper for a prolonged time is at greater risk of abuse.
For more information, please visit the New Haven Diaper Bank.