As you may know from reading this blog, one of my favorite charities is Help A Mother Out. Their work is very straightforward: get diapers and wipes to families who desperately need them. It's that simple.
HAMO is now working to get signatures for The Diaper Act to pass through Congress. Here are more details about the act from HAMO's website:
Today is the day to make a difference with families who cannot access childcare due to lack of diapers.
- The DIAPER Act asks for NO additional federal funding
- Lack of diapers can result in (1) major health consequences and (2) a barrier to employment
- If Congress enacts the DIAPER ACT, eligible child care centers would have the flexibility and choice to provide diapers (disposable or cloth) to their neediest clients.
Please sign this petition to Members of Congress (House of Representatives and Senators) and ask them to join Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) and co-sponsor the “Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery (“DIAPER”) Act.”
If you can't see the "Sign the petition" widget in this blog post please CLICK HERE to go to HAMO's website to sign the petition. Thanks!
Purpose of the legislation: To increase access to child care and relieve economic strain on families who cannot otherwise afford sufficient diapers for their children by amending the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to provide diapers and diapering supplies to families in need through child care providers. There is no increase in appropriation (i.e., no ask for additional federal funds) required for this legislation. Scroll down to bottom of page for detailed documentation.
Talking Points: https://www.scribd.com/doc/67609495/DIAPER-Act-Talking-Points
The Diaper Act: https://www.scribd.com/doc/67609472/The-DIAPER-Act
Diaper Act description: https://www.scribd.com/doc/67609487/DIAPER-ACT-One-Pager-091611
Thank you for taking time to read about this important legislation!