Texas Baptist Men distributed more than 175,000 diapers to 24 ministries around the state as a result of donations made during a Mother’s Day emphasis.
“We have been blown away at the response,” said Leslie Snyder, TBM donor relations officer. “Because of these gifts, thousands of families across Texas are being blessed.”
Ministries receiving the diapers included crisis pregnancy centers, foster/adoption services, border ministries and family aid organizations. They had seen their stock of diapers depleted as rising costs forced parents to seek help.
Effects of inflation
TBM set out to collect and distribute 50,000 diapers in honor of Mother’s Day, but as word spread about the drive a continuous flow of Amazon boxes, diaper deliveries and donations streamed into TBM’s Dallas offices.
Churches, Bible study groups and businesses pitched in to help families in crisis.
“Due to the effects of inflation, there are families in our midst that have to choose between buying food and buying diapers for their newborns,” Snyder said. “We decided that wasn’t OK and asked our TBM family to step up and help.”
Which they did.
The economic situation has created a run on diapers at many ministries, crisis pregnancy centers and church outreaches, Snyder said.
“As soon as they’re donated, people are picking them up. Through the diaper drive, TBM friends, supporters and volunteers made sure families had what they needed.”
Buying diapers may not seem like much, but “we believe there is no small act in the Kingdom of God and that He will use this to impact lives in ways we may never know,” Snyder said.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone who gave for being the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.”