Derby Mum saving black bin waste

by Kia Roberts in Derby, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th November 2019 we successfully raised £1,174 with 53 supporters in 44 days

Fund a permanent central base to deliver more of our vital parent support and to expand the cloth nappy library - saving waste and lives.

by Kia Roberts in Derby, England, United Kingdom

We have a huge waiting list for our cloth nappy library and as a low income family, I simply can't fund this alone anymore. Each nappy kit costs £500 but is loaned out for just £5 per week. We hire slings, offer home visits, reduce PND and anxiety, and so much more! I've been doing this in a mobile context, but now we need a permanent city centre base - The PoD (The Parents of Derby).

Deposit on unit £3150

Fitting of unit to transform into The PoD £8,000 including sensory lighting, and a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.

Nappy library expansion £5727.23 to take us from 8 kits, to 25 to hire - reducing the waiting list by 3 months!

Every penny helps!

I've helped parents save up to 210,000 nappies and thousands more sanitary towels from our black bins! Will you help me save more? Will you help a mother with PND have an easy-to-access service to support her, or a son with a sensory disorder try out 10 different reusable straws without the heavy price tag?

Is it really ethical that eco products are expensive and only affordable to higher earners? What if a woman can't afford the sling that helps her manage, or a father has a daughter who needs some face to face support with cloth sanitary products?

We have a huge waiting list for our cloth nappy library and as a low income family, I simply can't fund this alone anymore. Each nappy kit costs £500 but is loaned out for just £5 per week. We hire slings, offer home visits, reduce PND and anxiety, and so much more! I've been doing this in a mobile context, but now we need a permanent city centre base - The PoD (The Parents of Derby).

With the help of a few volunteers, we make these choices more easily available to you. We retail beautiful ethical products and put the profits BACK INTO DERBY. Our services are cut, heavily underfunded or just gone. Together we can fund them ourselves. Let's build a village, let's support each other.

One of many testimonials:

"Kia was so passionate and knowledgeable, her enthusiasm instantly wore off on me and I borrowed on of the nappy kits to try out at home.
When the time had come to return the nappy kit, I was not having a good day, my son has suffered with allergies and reflux from a very early age and the stress and turmoil of everyday life plus a very unhappy baby was really getting me down. I went to drop off the kit and instantly Kia could sense that I was not in a good place, she made me sit down and chat even though I was terrified of letting my emotions out. That chat on that day helped me more than I could really begin to explain. I had previously felt alone, misunderstood and quite honestly, that I wasn’t a very good mother, Kia gave me new belief in my abilities and the confidence I needed to advocate for my son.
I will be forever grateful to Kia for taking the time that day to sit and talk to me." Megan

Read more here!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

A keyring made from recycled cloth nappies, with a mirror!

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Children's plate gift set

Donated to MIBA from Little Mooch in Allestree, and forwarded to our cause.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

10% off our eco store, including gift vouchers!

£50 or more

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Free sling consultation

A free consultation for babywearing, either in your own home, or ours. This must take place at an address/venue in Derby.

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