Diapers going around the world to help orphaned children, military families
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – Leading cloth diaper manufacturer, FuzziBunz®, announced that the company is wrapping up a cloth diaper donation blitz today that brought new diapers to needy babies around the world in the past month.
FuzziBunz® partnered with such remarkable organizations as the Kyabakuza Baby House and The Malayaka House, both in Uganda, Love a Child, Inc in Fond Parisien, Haiti and Operation Showers of Appreciation in this country to provide pocket-style cloth diapers and further the company’s tradition of caring for the world’s children. These latest donation puts the total number of diapers the company has donated over five thousand since the company began in 1999.
“In this country, we take clean diapers for granted,” said Tereson Dupuy, inventor and president of FuzziBunz®. “But around the world, millions of orphaned children and the wonderful people who care for them may not have access to basic supplies.”
“Ever since I started this company, I’ve made it a priority to give away diapers to those in need,” Dupuy continues. “Without access to simple trash removal or storage, cloth diapers are often one of the biggest needs for these homes for orphaned children. It’s very important to me and to this company to continue to share FuzziBunz® and make a difference to these great kids.”
The Kyabakuza Baby House, Uganda
After learning about the Kyabakuza Baby House in Uganda from a family friend, Ian Woldt, an Eagle Scout, decided to take on the Baby House as his Eagle Scout Service Project. Woldt, 14, has raised money and provided necessities to the organization and will be traveling to Uganda this summer. Teaming up with Woldt, FuzziBunz® sent 500 cloth diapers (equaling 125 pounds) to the seven babies currently living at the home. (www.eagleprojectuganda.com)
“The need is constantly growing at the Baby House,” said Woldt. “Babies are brought in or found – many of them premature – in deplorable conditions and without the basic necessities. I’m proud to be able to work with FuzziBunz® to help this newly established organization.”
The Malayaka House, Uganda
A growing orphanage in Uganda, the Malayaka House, is close to FuzziBunz’® heart. The company has donated diapers in the past and sent an additional 100 diapers with volunteer, Ashley George, in May. Since the first donation a few years ago, the children have been rid of diaper rash and the organization has saved thousands of dollars they would have spent on disposable diapers. (www.malayakahouse.com)
Love A Child, Inc, Fond Parisien, Haiti
Haiti has long been a recipient of donated FuzziBunz®, but since the country’s devastating earthquake FuzziBunz® has a renewed interest in keeping orphaned children dry and comfortable. Missionaries, Bobby and Sherry Burnette, have been living in Haiti since 1991 with the goal of reducing poverty. They live in and run the Love A Child Orphanage where the diapers will benefit babies. (www.loveachild.com)
Operation Showers of Appreciation
Even in the United States, babies are in need. Operation Showers of Appreciation provides military families, often young mothers living far away from relatives with their husbands fighting overseas, with baby supplies. FuzziBunz® has become a sponsor of the organization providing diapers to military families in need. (www.operationshowersofappreciation.org)
The first pocket-style cloth diaper on the market, FuzziBunz® forever changed the cloth diapering world when they were introduced in 1999. Today, FuzziBunz® are available in One-Size and Perfect Size options. The One-Size Diaper is the most adjustable cloth diaper on the market and is made to grow with a child from birth through toddlerhood. The patented FuzziBunz® design is not only stylish but prevents diaper rash by keeping baby’s skin dry and healthy.
The patented FuzziBunz® pocket diapers are a convenient and sustainable diapering solution for today’s busy parents. The reusable diapers ensure no leaks, no rash and no waste. FuzziBunz® diapers include three layers: 1) a waterproof outer barrier to keep wetness contained, 2) a soft microfleece inner layer that touches a baby’s skin and pulls away moisture, and 3) a unique, pocket-style opening that enables a parent to customize the absorbency using super absorbent micro-terrycloth pads.
Stay-at-home-mom, Tereson Dupuy, invented FuzziBunz® in January 1999 in response to her infant son’s chronic diaper rash and her overall dissatisfaction with all available diapers. Tereson stitched the first FuzziBunz® in her home and a short time later, the FuzziBunz® diapering movement was born. For more information about FuzziBunz® cloth diapers and accessories and to find a list of retailers, please visit www.FuzziBunz.com.