En route to Tennessee is another box full of our previously used cloth diapers and accessories. An adoptive mom there is sending them over to Ethiopia with families who are traveling to meet their kids. Many children in Ethiopia do not wear diapers of any sort, so you can imagine the health issues related to that. And of course, disposable diapers are out of the question because they are too expensive. So, this adoptive mom thought about getting families to donate new or used cloth diapers for the orphanages to use. Way back when we were starting our family, we went with cloth diapers because they were so much cheaper. But, when baby #3 came along, the other two boys were only 1.5 and 2.5 years old, and being boys… the potty training wasn’t happening yet, so I had 3 under 3 in cloth diapers!! Yikes. By then, John had a good job, and we could “splurge” on disposables. But, I’ve kept my stash of cloth diapers since then, not wanting to just throw them away. And so when I read about cloth diapers being needed in Ethiopia, I knew I wanted to participate. You can read about the Covered in Hope project over at weloveourlucy.blogspot
It’s a simple thing, to donate cloth diapers. And it’s a simple thing to buy your coffee from JustLove instead of the local grocery store. But, by doing so, you can look with compassion on the neediest and make a difference in their lives. It’s a tangible way to show love.