I have had a link up in the resources section for awhile titled “Free Cloth Diapers for Missionaries,” and I wanted to take a minute to tell you about this amazing company with heart to help bless missionaries financially! Cottonbabies.com has a wonderful program called the “Missionary Diaper Grant” that offers some of the highest quality, easiest to use cloth diapers (Bum Genius brand) free of charge to many missionaries.
I am raving about them now because just a couple of weeks ago, I found out that our family was approved for the grant! I know that for many of us, diapers are either incredibly expensive, or for some perhaps even unavailable (I am not sure how many places are still without disposables, but I bet in the more remote areas they are tough to find). We are expecting our 3rd baby in July, and with the economy being as it is, support has been a challenge for us. Also, apart from that, this is just a fabulous opportunity to be good stewards, and to my own great surprise, it really doesn’t sound as daunting as I had imagined. The health and environmental benefits are also pretty amazing!
I wanted to share about this as I know that many of you either are expecting, have babies in diapers, or hope to have more babies in the future. If you are open to the idea of cloth diapering (even remotely, because honestly I would have never thought our family would end up doing cloth overseas), I would highly recommend applying for the grant, of course after you research a bit and see if it is a good fit for your family. It simply involves filling out a survey that describes your ministry and desire/need for the grant. Their site also has pretty much any other diapering supply that you’d need, and you can even register for their special clearance/seconds mailing list where you can get updates on discontinued and slightly defected items for cheap. They sell gently used products as well, which is also a great money saver. Really though, the number of diapers and supplies in the grant that they gave was quite significant, and I probably don’t need to purchase much at all to be able to exclusively cloth diaper our little one.
And not to go on all day, but another great thing that I saw on their site is a diaper system called “Econobum.” Even if you didn’t receive a grant, this system would allow you to cloth diaper a child from birth to potty training for about $100. It costs thousands to diaper one kid in disposables where we live, so $100 is nothing!
(And if anyone wondered, no, Cottonbabies didn’t ask me to write this post. I am just excited about this opportunity as it is such a blessing to our family and I would imagine that it might bless many of you.)
P.S. One more thing! You can donate gently used cloth diapers to Cottonbabies’ Missionary Diaper Grant program when you are finished with them and they can pass them along to missionaries! Another way to help support worldwide missions!
(Post by: Ashley)