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Cloth Diaper Utah Holds Organizing Meeting
SANDY, UTAH, October 22, 2010
An organizing meeting for “Cloth Diaper Utah”
was held yesterday afternoon in Sandy, Utah. This organizing meeting was held to lay the ground work for a group that will meet and initiate actions within the local community to educate the public regarding the benefits of cloth diapers. The group is being formed now in part due to the recent publicity regarding “diaper drives” by local charities. The group believes that cloth diapers are a viable option for all families, especially those families struggling to make ends meet in these difficult economic times.
The new group has made an application to become an official Real Diaper Circle through affiliation with the Real Diaper Association (RDA). The Real Diaper Association is a national nonprofit supporting parents and small businesses in creating a cultural shift to increase the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers. Anita Palmer has begun the process of becoming an accredited Real Diaper Circle Leader for Utah.
Anita Palmer (Founder of Cloth Diaper Utah)
– “I decided to start Cloth Diaper Utah to provide a place for parents to ask questions, a place where they can obtain information, attend demonstrations and get face to face support. I believe families will find that Cloth Diapering is easy, practical, environmentally conservative and very cost effective.”
“I don't think that Cloth Diapering will work for everyone. I know that there are obstacles that may prevent some families from Cloth Diapering. But, if a family wants to cloth diaper, Cloth Diaper Utah will be there to support them.”
Dennis Frederick (RDA member, Real Diaper Industry Association (RDIA) Board Member and Treasurer and President of the All Together Diaper, Co.)
– “I have seen a growing trend of food banks and church groups throughout the country that are providing cloth diapers to families in need. An essential component of these groups is their willingness to provide training to young families in the use and care of cloth diapers. Without this vital education component the positive results these groups are experiencing would not be as good. I am hoping our local Real Diaper Circle can become a community resource for that educational component.”
Lori Taylor (RDA Founder and RDIA Board Member and Director of Communications)
- "I helped found RDA 6 years ago to support people exactly like Anita. She has a passion to help families use cloth diapers successfully. Anita is ready to help parents learn about the use and care of basic cloth diapers so they can cut down on their weekly expenses."
"The cloth diaper industry is growing. There are so many brands and styles to choose from that starting cloth diapering can be overwhelming. Cloth Diaper Utah can be a resource for parents trying to determine which diapers are right for them and their baby."
"There hasn't been a Real Diaper Circle in Salt Lake City before. I'm excited to see the charity I founded have a presence in my hometown.”
Cloth Diaper Utah would like to invite the public to our first Meet and Greet Q&A Session on November 10th from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the Crosspoint Church located at 4490 South 3200 West in West Valley City. Regular meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at the same time and location.
Mission of the Real Diaper Association: The Real Diaper Association is a collective non-profit organization in which parents and small businesses take the lead in creating a cultural shift to increase the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers. We connect current cloth diapering parents to the long history of cloth diapering. Cloth diapers are real diapers. The Association organizes local advocates and activists for cloth diapers through a member-supported resource center which plans campaigns, trains organizers, distributes educational information, supports local groups, and connects users to the Cloth Diaper industry. Local Real Diaper Circles reach users face-to-face with knowledge and tools to make cloth diapering accessible and acceptable to parents, who have the power to change the world one baby at a time.
– Source for mission statement above and more information of RDA. http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/
Founding Members for Cloth Diaper Utah: Anita Palmer, Lori Taylor, & Dennis Frederick
Lori Taylor – RDA Founder, RDA Vice-chairperson & Faithkeeper, RDIA Board Member, RDIA Director of Communications.
Dennis Frederick – Owner of ClothDiaper.Com and the All Together Diaper Company which are Utah-based cloth diaper businesses. RDIA Board Member and Treasurer. RDA Business Member. http://www.clothdiaper.com/ & http://www.alltogetherdiaper.com/ .
Contact: Anita Palmer