A number of years ago, a couple of my friends and I stopped exchanging lame Christmas gifts and instead pooled the money we would have used for those gifts to buy food for our local homeless shelter or diapers for the Lydia House – a shelter in Omaha, Neb. that offers emergency services and life-changing programs for women and families. In recent years we have shifted our focus solely toward diapers.
As others heard about our “Three Singles Dudes and a Diaper Drive” they began offering donations which allowed us to buy even more turkeys or diapers. In 2010, people donated enough for us to buy 596 diapers. In 2011, we had enough for 1,735 diapers. And in 2012, we were able to buy 1,620.
Those numbers are astounding to us. Not because we are doing anything special, but rather because of the number of people who have wanted to help with our little ole diaper drive.
We would love to make the 2013 diaper drive the best one yet, so I set up a page on the YouCaring.com website to facilitate donations. Here's a link. No pressure though. We know times are tough.
Lee Warren is a freelance writer and editor who has written twelve non-fiction books, one novella and hundreds of articles for various newspapers and magazines as well as edited more than 50 books that currently appear in print. He's a fan of NASCAR, baseball, tennis, books, movies and coffee shops.