Volunteer to raise awareness, funds, or donations of diapers during 2020 National Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 21-27. Disposable diapers cost on average $100 per month per child, are a basic need, and are not covered by federal or state subsidy programs. Many families struggle to afford diapers.
In partnership with The Beautiful Stuff Project, the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (part of Somerville Public Schools), distributes free diapers to vulnerable families every week.
Here are ways you can help:
Make a donation, large or small to The Beautiful Stuff Project: www.thebeautifulstuffproject.org/donate. Start a Diaper Donor Circle by reaching out to friends and moms to donate unused diapers or funds. Serve as a Volunteer Diaper Genie to distribute free diapers once a week or once a month in Somerville. Contact your State Rep to support Massachusetts H107, a bill to establish a diaper benefits pilot program.
Somerville Public Schools Volunteer Program, 42 Prescott Street, Somerville, MA 02143, US
Somerville Public Schools are dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social and emotional potential of all students. Volunteers can make an important difference in the life of a student. We strive to match volunteers with students, families, and educators for a mutually rewarding experience.
Do you have one hour per week to make a difference in a student's life? We are looking for motivated volunteers to help students reach their fullest potential. Please note that most opportunities are currently remote and require a computer or laptop, facility with remote learning platforms and remote learning environment, and reliable internet service. Find out more by visiting Somerville Public Schools: www.somerville.k12.ma.us/volunteer or contact SPS Volunteer Coordinator Jen Capuano: JCapuano@k12.somerville.ma.us.
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Mon Sep 21, 2020 - Sun Sep 27, 2020
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 10, 2020
Must be at least 16
One-time or ongoing commitment, flexible hours.
For volunteer diaper distribution, pre-screening, and C.O.R.I. and Confidentiality Agreement sign-off and approval required.