December 28, 2011

Atlanta Diaper Relief

Last Tuesday I attended Cocktails for a Cause at Nancy's Pizza benefiting Atlanta Diaper Relief.  I complain about buying diapers all the time, but could you imagine if you could not afford them and had too keep your child in the same diaper all day or longer?  Atlanta Diaper Relief is a incredible organizations that help provide those in need with diapers.

Kia Morgan Smith, the founder of Atlanta Diaper Relief and I.  I don't know what my scarf was doing!  Atlanta Diaper Relief was recently awarded 50K diapers from Huggies!  Awesome job Kia!
 Ronnie and Lamar Tyler from Black and Married with Kids

Joyce Brewer from Mommy Talk Show and author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms.

This was a fun night connecting with these amazing people.  I learned a lot about what the Atlanta Diaper Relief does and that I need to help.

Here are some fact about families struggling with diaper needs for their babies.
  • Safety-net programs such as the Food Stamp Program and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) do not cover the cost of diapers.
  • An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month.
  • 1 in 20 women cleaned out or re-used soiled diapers.
  • The vast majority of licensed day care centers do not accept cloth diapers, and require parents and caregivers to provide a steady supply of disposable diapers.
  • Most people living in poverty do not have affordable access to washing facilities. Furthermore, most coin-operated Laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers for health and sanitary reasons.
  • Uncomfortable babies cry and don’t sleep well at night—this leads to poorly-rested and higher-stressed parents and siblings, which can contribute to illnesses, absences and reduced performance levels at work and school.
  • Nonprofits working with individuals and families in crisis list diapers as an ongoing and TOP need. 
You do not have to be in Atlanta to support.  Please check out website and find out how you can help.  I am sure there are similar programs in your area.  Moving forward I will be working with Kia and her organization.  It is easy to take things like one diaper for granted.


  1. What a great organization. There are so many things we take for granted every day. Diapers and just every day necessties add up, especially when you're shopping for a family. I feel for those who do not have. I love to support a great cause and I will definitely read more about this one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is Great cause! I'm sure so many families could use that help! Marry Christmas and Happy New Year to You Dear! If you have a second, I've got a new New Year's Eve Style Guide where I suggest few style& beauty tips for NY Eve. Love to hear what you think. Xo


  3. This is a great cause!! I know that diapers is a HUGE staple when you have a baby and I always hear complaints about how they cost too much, etc. But it's a necessity and I definitely applaud Kia for creating an organization to help out those in need. Great blog topic Trina!!

  4. I love that there are lots of great charities here in the QC geared towards helping moms. Those of us who have do sometimes take things like being able to buy diapers and wipes for granted.

  5. Such a great cause and of course you look fabulous as always! Kelli

  6. What an awesome way to give back!!

  7. Kudo's to Kia & yourself for supporting such a great cause... I don't have any babies in diapers but I can only imagine struggling families trying to buy diapers weekly! *Great Post*

  8. I am a huge advocate of giving back and supporting causes like these! It is wonderful how many great things are going on in Atlanta! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely check out their site in order to support!

  9. Thank you so very much Trina for coming out and supporting this cause. And it was a fun event! It was great meeting you. You are so down-to-earth and easy to talk to. I felt like I found a new BFF! LOL Thanks for the support! I love the site! And thank you all for the kind comments. I'm just happy I canhelp these families.

  10. This is an innovative idea. What great way to support women and better the lives of children. Many successes to Mrs. Morgan-Smith.


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