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Real Diaper Association presents School of Cloth, November 2013
2013 School of Cloth

Diaper Classes for the Masses

Who: YOU! Parents and caregivers over the age of majority in your state or province of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) are eligible to win --- no experience with cloth diapers necessary!

What: A month full of cloth diaper classes provided by participating Real Diaper Circles and Real Diaper Association businesses (see map below -- more classes being added daily!). Attendees of classes can get certificates in cloth diapering subjects and enter a drawing for a chance to win a cloth diapering package and select a qualifying cloth diaper charity to receive a cloth diapering package to distribute to families in need.

Do you have what it takes

to attend the School of Cloth?

When? November 1-30, 2013

Where? A participating Real Diaper Circle or cloth diaper business near you!

How? Come to a cloth diaper class in November and enter a drawing for a chance to win a $100 cloth diapering package and select a qualifying cloth diaper charity to receive a cloth diaper donation for their recipients!*

* No purchase necessary. Complete rules, prizes, and odds of winning information available here. There will be a math-skill test for potential winners, in compliance with Canadian law.

Thank you to our SUPER COOL cloth diaper prize sponsors!

AWESOME SPONSORS:

Planet Bambini is holding classes in Bakersfield, CA:
11/2/13 10 AM, Cloth Diapers 101; 11/6/13 10 AM and 6 PM, Cloth Diapering at Night; 11/9/13 10 AM, Green Baby; 11/13/13 6 PM, Using Cloth Diapers and Daycare; 11/15/13 10 AM, Wool Care 101; 11/16/13 10 AM, RDA Circle Meeting; 11/16/13 12 PM, Cloth on a Shoestring Budget; 11/20/13 6 PM, Cloth Diapers 101; 11/23/13 10 AM, Wool Care 101

Enkore Kids is holding classes in Boonsboro, MD: School of Cloth-Travel, Tu, Nov 12 6-7:30pm; School of Cloth-Multiples, Th, Nov 14 6-7:30pm; School of Cloth-Daycare, Mon, Nov 18 6-7:30pm; School of Cloth-Travel, Wed, Nov 20 6-7:30pm; School of Cloth-Multiples, Sat, Nov 23 2-3:30pm; School of Cloth-Daycare, Sun, Nov 24 1-2:30pm

ROCKIN SPONSORS: ,

The Changing Table is holding classes in Oklahoma City, OK: Cloth Diaper 101: Cloth Diaper Basics-Saturday, Nov 9, 11:00 am, -Thursday, Nov 21, 6:30 pm, -Saturday, Nov 23, 11:00 am; Cloth Diaper 102: Flats and Prefolds-Saturday, Nov 9, 1:00 pm; Cloth Diaper 103: Wool Care and Wash Routines-Saturday Nov 23, 1:00 pm

Ju-Ju Monkey is holding classes in Allentown, PA: Cloth Diapering Basics: 101 every Tuesday in November, 6pm – 7pm and Saturdays, 3pm; Wonders of Wool Workshop every Thursday in November, 6pm – 7pm and also Fridays, 1pm-2pm; Laundry Science every Friday in November, 6pm – 7pm


RAD SPONSORS: Rozey Cheeks, Molly's Suds, TushMate, Zuka Baby, Funky Fluff, Thirsties, Joyful Giraffe

How Can Businesses Register to Participate?

Are you supporting local families with cloth diapering classes? If so, we need your participation!

Now registering School of Cloth class hosts --- cloth diaper businesses, find out more here!

Participating Cloth Diaper Charities

The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet

The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who wish to cloth diaper/natural parent their children but are unable to due to financial restraints. Cloth diapers are a natural, safe, and healthy alternative to disposable diapers; that will reduce the overall waste created by disposable diapers, thereby helping the environment. As a supplementary program, it is our wish to help families begin cloth diapering by supplementing their start up cost and to help build their own supply of diapers. Their target recipients are low-income or in-need families across the US, and they've already served 72 families since opening in 2012.

Cover Your Bum Cloth Diaper Bank

Cover Your Bum is a program created to distribute cloth diapers to families in need of a little extra support. The program came to be from the desire of Kelly Evans and Lisa Schlientz to help other moms in need cloth diaper their babies. Kelly and Lisa have chosen to cloth diaper their little ones and recently have discovered that there is a need and want of many lower income families to cloth diaper their babies. Both work at a local WIC agency as IBCLCs. Many new moms are interested in starting the option of cloth, but are not able to front the start up costs that is needed. Their target recipients are in the Springfield/Greene County, MO and surrounding areas with low to middle income families, using the income guidelines of 185% of poverty, but willing to work with any family if the need is there. They've served 24 families since 2012 with the assistance of their parent company, Council of Churches.

Cloth for a Cause

Cloth for a Cause Cloth for a Cause is a Canadian cloth diaper lending charity. They take donated diapers, repair/refurbish/sanitize them, and then loan them to qualifying applicant families. When that family no longer has need of the diapers, they return the diapers to Cloth for a Cause so they can get them in condition to lend them to the next family. They focus in areas across Canada, wherever they have chapters. Their target demographic are families receiving any sort of government assistance. They've served nearly 200 families since 2011.

Messy Moments Ministry

Messy Moments Ministry is a cloth diaper lending bank, operating under the umbrella of Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sparta, Illinois. They offer full sets of cloth diapers and all necessary accessories to families in need. Families receive a minimum of one hour of hands on instruction on the use and care of the diapers. When distance is prohibitive to meeting in person, diapers are sent via USPS to the participating family. Their target demographic are families in need within 1.5 hours driving of Sparta, IL. They've served 3 families since opening a couple of months ago.

Babycycle

Babycycle is South Pinellas County's only community diaper bank, serving the 1 in 3 local mothers who can not afford diapers. They distribute both cloth and disposable diapers as well as formula, food and clothing. As a project of The Exchange Club of St. Petersburg Charitable Foundation Trust, they've served many families in need, but are relatively new to cloth diaper distribution.

NOTE: Any charitable organization in a position to distribute cloth diapers within their community could potentially benefit as a recipient of this event. Because donations that come to us are tax-deductible in the US, we have to be careful about redistributing the prizes and can only include other nonprofits who have charitable status in the US or Canada (meaning you've at least submitted your application). Qualifying charities should register here to be selected as a prize recipient!

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