Doulas of Marquette presents the first annual No Child Wet Behind 5K, 1-mile Family Fun Run, and Diaper Drive!
No Child Wet Behind was founded to help provide support to local families by providing diapers for babies and children.
Research shows that:
-46.7 million people in the United States live in poverty
-1 million+ people in Michigan live below the poverty line
-Nearly 20% of families in Marquette County live below the poverty line
Which leads to:
-1 out of 3 families struggling to afford diapers for their child.
When a family struggles to pay for diapers for their child, their child is likely changed less frequently which can cause major diaper rashes/pain, fussier babies/higher stress, and can increase the heartbreaking reality of child abuse and infanticide.
While there are many great programs through our government that are available to help families in poverty, there are NONE that provide diapers.
This is where YOU come in! We cannot do this alone; we need YOUR help!
Doulas of Marquette (www.doulasofmarquette.com), here in the UP, along with 29 other states will join together on May 21, 2016 to run for these babies and families! We will also be collecting diapers at drop off locations before the event.
There are MANY details to come, and again, we could use YOUR help!
We currently have a need for:
Volunteers for Race Day
Runners for the 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run
Donations for Race Day
Vendors for Race Day
And currently our greatest need is for:
Sponsors: We would love for your business to join together with us to support our community in this way. You will directly change lives here in Marquette County by sponsoring this event.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how you’d like to be involved with this event. We look forward to speaking with you!
No Child Wet Behind is a 501c3 non-profit organization.