Monday, July 5, 2010

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Cloth Diapers for the Coast

When each of us made the decision to use cloth diapers, we knew we were doing something good for our babies. In addition to surrounding them with soft fabrics every day, by cloth diapering we are helping to leave them a better planet with fewer diapers in landfills and less of a reliance on a continuous supply of chemical- and petroleum-based products. That much we know.

Now with the horrific oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, using cloth diapers is all that much more important. The diapers you use and reuse each day protect our natural resources. And each day that oil continues to gush into our oceans, we are reminded of just how precious those resources are.

As the oil continues to wash up on shore, the people and wildlife in that region need our help. What you may not realize is that the super absorbent fabrics that make up most of the cloth diapers and baby blankets we use, can also be used to mop up the oil that is coming ashore. So as cloth diaper users, you can double your environmental impact by donating old cloth diapers, cloth diaper inserts, baby blankets and absorbent fabrics to the cause. We encourage you to begin collecting these items and we will post more here about how you can come together with the rest of the cloth diapering community to donate them for use in the clean-up efforts.

For now FuzziBunz, located in Louisiana, is acting as a collection point for baby blankets only. We will have more information soon about cloth diaper donations. If you wish, you can donate blankets by sending them to:

FuzziBunz Diapers
Attn: Cloth for the Coast
315 Weeks St
New Iberia, LA 70560

In the meantime, visit www.communityforthecoast.org, which was started by FuzziBunz founder and Gulf Coast native, Tereson Dupuy, to find out more ways you can help with the disaster. Join them on Facebook and spread the word.

By: Sarah F.

8 comments:

Jacqui said...

thanks for sharing! this is a great idea!

Alycia said...

Thank you for posting more about this- I saw something about it, but there wasn't much info. What a great cause!

Josie said...

We greatly appreciate the help! Thank you for posting this. This makes me love Fuzzibunz even more!

Amanda Sikes said...

Can't wait to hear more details. I've got lots of blankets and old prefolds that I could send.

Sarah said...

How fantastic! Congratulations to Fuzzi Bunz for helping to make a difference and score another one for cloth diapers! We knew they were good for the environment, but this takes it to another level!

Dan and Katie said...

I wish I had some old diapers to donate! Another great reason cloth diapers rock! We are only 3 months into our cloth diapering journey and just barely have enough for the babe!

The Fleishers said...

I can't wait to hear more!

Bao said...

This is a FABULOUS cause!!