Why I'm an advocate for The Cloth Option

Why I'm an advocate for The Cloth Option

Why I'm an advocate for The Cloth Option

Anyone who has been in my office in recent months may have noticed a wicker basket sitting in one corner with a sign saying this is where you can donate towards The Cloth Option. I wanted to share more about this organization and why it’s important to me.

The Cloth Option is a 501c3 organization that advocates for cloth diapers as a sustainable alternative to disposable/single-use diapers. They believe that the cloth diaper option should be available to anyone who wants to choose that path for their baby. Headquartered in Massachusetts, they have advocates and donation spots throughout the country. That’s where people like me come in. 

You can bring in a cloth diaper donation any time my office is open! Here is what we can accept:
  • Previously loved or new cloth diapers of any style and brand, in good condition or better
  • Cloth diaper-related items such as wet bags, snappies, fleece or disposable liners, diaper bins, etc.
  • Supplies to help TCO as an organization such as storage bins, detergent, etc.

TCO is happy to take cloth diapers needing new elastic or other simple repairs, but cannot accept diapers with irreparable damage, such as torn PUL or delaminated diapers. 

Why Cloth?

As TCO talks about on their website, families do not have to choose cloth all the time, but a growing number of parents choose cloth diapers at least for home use for several reasons:

  • Waste reduction
  • Better for the baby’s skin
  • Easier to use
  • Flexibility.

 

Why I help

I had never heard of the cloth option until a close friend of mine asked if I would be willing to be a donation site. She is an advocate for them, and she is the one who picks up the donations and gets them ready to be delivered to families in need. She is the one who cleans and makes any repairs if they are needed. Once I learned more about the organization, I couldn't wait to set up the donation drop off. I love caring for families and while not all families can afford chiropractic care, I wanted to provide some value to families in need. I think this is the perfect way to do that!

 

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