“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
Remember that awesome health and technology start up that wanted to do a diaper drive for us for New Years? Well, the HealthTap community really came through for our babies, to the tune of 14,000 diapers! Big hugs and shout out also goes out to everyone at EcoMom.com for matching donations through their website. You can’t really tell from the picture above, but the 14,000 (++) diapers are behind the group.
HealthTap’s efforts mean there’s a brand new diaper pantry for our distribution partners at the social services department over at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, where they now have enough diapers to address diaper need for their most under-served homeless and low income families. Because the HealthTap drive exceeded their initial (and ambitious!) goal of 10,000 diapers, both Packard Hospital and HealthTap agreed it made perfect sense to share the surplus diapers with two additional HAMO partner agencies, Baby Basics of the Peninsula and Youth and Family Enrichment Services, both of which are also based on the Peninsula, serving families in East Palo Alto/Menlo Park.
Pictured above: Kim (Baby Basics), Lisa M. (YPES), Kimmy (HealthTap), Yours Truly, Kimberly P. (EcoMom.com), and Kelley (Packard Hospital).
I want to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone in the HealthTap community who contributed to this drive. Not only did HealthTap employees personally donate a generous amount of diapers, but they amplified their effort by engaging their personal networks in the drive.
Each person, whether they donated a pack of diapers, or several cases of them, made an investment in the families who will benefit from the diapers raised. What does it really mean? Benefiting families will have supplemental diapers at a time when they may be dealing with a health, personal, or financial crisis. It means less diaper rash, less caregiver stress, and more happy bottoms.
Now THAT is something to write home about…
Photos courtesy of HealthTap