The Little Bottoms free shop distributes baby products to families in need every Thursday. Their work is even more necessary in the face of shortages across the country.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Parents of young children who recently went to the grocery store are likely to have noticed a lack of a few items you may need.
That’s where Free Little Bottoms Store entered the game for families in need.
The store is open every Thursday for a couple of hours. They work from Central City Church in Franklinton and provide families with diapers, napkins and clothing for free.
“Knowing what we can provide [supplies] and that money can go to educating children or their school, ”said Heidi Weaver-Smith, executive director.
Weaver Smith says the organization supplies 100 children each week. Each week, families are given 20 diapers per child, which is about 2,000 diapers that the organization distributes each week.
“It’s so important to our families because they stretch every dollar, really work with their budget as best they can, and make sure every dollar goes as far as possible,” Weaver-Smith said.
The organization says each family spends an average of $ 80 on diapers each month, and because of supply chain problems that are causing shortages across the country, families say they need help.
“It’s hard because you go to the store and they don’t have the right size diapers or they run out of napkins,” said Jade Noel’s mother.
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