Diaper Duty Calls! Packing Orders at Milwaukee Diaper Mission
National Diaper Need Awareness Week is coming up 9/18/23-9/24/23! A third of families in Milwaukee struggle to afford enough diapers to keep their baby clean, dry, and healthy and 68% of families with children in Milwaukee qualify for low-income status, yet no state or federal government assistance programs (like SNAP and WIC) supplies these families with diapers. That is why Sunbeam Kids is thrilled to be partnering with Milwaukee Diaper Mission to collect some of these much needed items and spend time packing diaper and baby wipe orders in the warehouse on September 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm!
There are 3 ways to participate in this project:
1) Porch Drop Off - Register to drop off any of the needed items at one of our leadership team's porches. We have porch drop off locations in Brookfield, Franklin, Pewaukee, and Waukesha! Exact addresses will be provided upon registration. Requested items are as follows: disposable baby diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, and period products (pads, tampons, and liners - all period products must be individually wrapped). They need all sizes and styles of diapers but most critical items are larger diapers (size 4-6), baby wipes, pull-ups, and tampons. Have an open package diapers that your little one has outgrown? Bring that too! Any clean/unused diapers are welcome - no need to have them in the original packaging. This collection runs from now until Monday, September 11th. Registration required in case we need to update you on anything. All are welcome, please share!
2) Hands-On Sorting - Join other SBK families at the Milwaukee Diaper Mission warehouse in Franklin on Wednesday, September 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to assist with sorting & organizing the products. If you register for this in-person component of the project, please drop off any items you wish to donate in advance so they can be inventoried prior to our arrival at MDM- please note donations are optional and not required/expected for participation. Registration required due to limited capacity. See more details below.
3) Amazon Wishlist - It's a busy time of year with back to school for kids! If you want to support but are stretched on time, you can support via Milwaukee Diaper Mission's Amazon Wishlist and send products directly to their warehouse... No registration required! Their wishlist can be found by using this link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2NDNNXWB9X98K?ref_=wl_share
---Additional information for in-person project (Option #2 above):
What to expect:
Join other SBK families at the Milwaukee Diaper Mission warehouse in Franklin to pack diaper orders, wrap diapers for future orders, and potentially sort donated diapers.
Capacity & Age Recommendations:
All ages are welcome. We have space for approximately 4 families depending on the size of families that register - please use an accurate headcount in your registration for this reason.
What to wear:
No need to bring anything to this project, but kids are welcome to wear their SBK shirts/lanyards if they are willing. Closed toe shoes are required since this project takes place in a warehouse.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
The in-person option for this project is open to members* and we are happy to open any remaining spots to guests if space allows. Please only sign up if you know you can attend. We understand illness and emergencies do come up so if you register and can no longer attend, please let us know ASAP so we can fill your spot.
A big thanks to our Advisory Council member Rachl for leading this project, and thank you for lending a little hand!
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*While we rely on member donations to keep the good work going, we never want the $40/family/year to be a hurdle to volunteering with us. If you are in need of assistance, we do have a limited number of scholarships available that are 100% confidential, just email and ask!