Families continue to struggle to provide essential items for their children from diapers to food and often having to choose between one or the other. On average, a family needs 3,000 diapers a year for one child and adding in other costs, such as wipes and hygiene items makes this an annual cost of over $1,000 a year.
HomeAid Essentials is community-wide effort to collect diapers, baby wipes, baby hygiene products, and baby food for homeless infants and toddlers and has now reached over 6.6 million items donated in support of homeless families. Over the past nine years, HomeAid has partnered with thousands of businesses, community organizations, and individuals to provide essential items to families experiencing homelessness. The campaign is conducted annually to coincide with Mother’s Day and allows service providers to utilize funds for programs to help their clients achieve self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness.
On average, HomeAid Orange County’s provider partners serve over 1,000 babies annually and feedback from recipient agencies confirmed the timing of the donations came when their supplies were low or even non-existent. All sizes of diapers are needed by these agencies, with the most needed being size 4. To diaper every child in each shelter that is supported, we would need to collect over 1.5 million diapers!
Join Southern California's premier homebuilder's under the big “A” at Angel Stadium for a diaper drive coined Builders for Babies benefitting HomeAid Essentials. Ten homebuilders will construct houses made from diaper boxes and that will be judged for creativity, design and the coveted People’s Choice award. The builders involved include:
• Brookfield Residential
• Cal Atlantic Homes
• Lennar Homes
• Meritage Homes
• National CORE
• Shea Homes
• The New Home Company
• Toll Brothers
• TRI Pointe Homes
• William Lyon Homes
About HomeAid Orange County: HomeAid Orange County’s mission is to END HOMELESSNESS through development, service, and advocacy. HomeAid Orange County was created in 1989 by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Orange County Chapter. HomeAid is the only community based organization that has successfully completed 60 building and renovating development projects throughout Orange County, as well as across the entire homeless Continuum of Care spectrum, providing facilities that range from emergency shelters, to transitional/bridge housing, to permanent supportive housing. These projects have successfully transformed over 60,000 lives in this time.To learn more visit www.homeaidoc.org or call us at 949-553-9510