Blessed Bloomers for Babies
2002 - ongoing
Through a conversation in 2002 with Fr. Michael Duffy of St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia, PA when we were distributing socks, we learned that one of the greatest needs among homeless families is diapers. Imagine a child having to go sometimes 3 days with no diaper change. For some homeless mothers and fathers who can't afford diapers, this is the reality.
With your help, we plan to collect and deliver disposable diapers to shelters and centers serving homeless mothers, fathers, and children, so that all children will have dry, clean diapers.
Results to date
To date, 60,338 diapers have been collected and distributed.
With the help of St. Leo the Great Church's Armata Bianca (a children's rosary group) and members from Steadfast (a contemporary music group), more than 15,000 diapers were collected in the first few months of this project (2002). Among the first to receive the diaper donations were Mom's House in Lancaster, PA and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Long Beach Island, NJ. Additional diapers were delivered to the Interfaith Shelter in Harrisburg, PA (run by Catholic Charities); Project Rainbow in Philadelphia, PA (run by Sisters of the Holy Redeemer); Fox House (run by Sisters of Charity), South Bronx Pregnancy Centers (supported by Father Benedict Groeschel) in New York City, and the Mother Seton Outreach Program in Emmitsburg, MD.
During 2005, a generous family donated $25 each month for the purchase of diapers for babies in need. On September 17, 2005, 15 cases of diapers were packaged as “Blessed Bloomers for Babies” and given to St. Francis Inn, Kensington, Philadelphia, PA.
Since September 2019 a generous donor has contributed $10 monthly to this project.
How You Can Help
Disposable diaper donations and/or checks should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 6404
Lancaster, PA 17607
PLEASE NOTE: If you are sending donated items via UPS, FEDEX or from Amazon, please contact us for a street address.
Online donations are accepted through Network for Good. Please click the link below and specify "Blessed Bloomers for Babies" in the "Designation" line on the Network for Good website.