Did You Know?
Did you know that GLA uses an average of 1 diaper every 6 minutes?
Did you know that a relatively small grocery store chain in Colorado did a “Donate one and we’ll match it” diaper drive last weekend. Between their three stores, they raised 470 packages of diapers for us in 1 weekend! That equates out to about 98 days worth of diapers! Thank you!
Did you know that there is a school up in Alberta that is in the process of raising funds to buy diapers. They have raised over $4,000 for the project.
Did you know that it’s possible to fit over 50 cases of diapers in the trunk and back seat of a 2005 Sable? Ask the 7th graders at Ann Arbor Christian – they put that many in my car when I was there on Friday.
Did you know that we’ve got room for more? A couple of ways to donate diapers:
- Buy them online and have them sent to God’s Littlest Angels c/o Tom Vanderwell 2260 Rosewood St. Jenison, MI 49428
- Buy gift cards to a “Big Box” store and send them and we’ll buy the diapers here.
- Send funds to Colorado and put a note that it’s “for the diaper drive.” The address is God’s Littlest Angels 2283 Waynoka Rd. Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
I told you last week that we were about 20% of the way to the total that we need in terms of diapers. Based on what we’ve gotten in, I’d say we’re probably pushing close to 40-50% (depending on whether I can negotiate some buy one get one free deals with the local retailers.) So we’re making great progress.
But we’ve got a ways to go. Will you help us reach our goal by the end of April so we can ship it all as soon as the turf is thawed and dried out? If every person who “likes” GLA on Facebook would donate or find others to donate $5 to the diaper and turf project, we’d be in great shape!
Thank you for helping the kids and making a difference for them!
P.S. I’ll have some additional exciting news tomorrow – stay tuned!
Posted on Wed, March 19, 2014
by Tom Vanderwell