Foster Blessings is a ministry here at GMV that provides 100 diapers and wipes each month for foster parents in the North Jefferson and surrounding areas. Our goal is to come along side of the foster parents and lighten their load by helping to provide diapers. This ministry is in partnership with Bundles of Hope diaper bank.
Please click HERE to visit their website and find out more about their ministry.
Our relief efforts continue during COVID-19. We have distributed 175,00 diapers, 350,000 wipes, and 39,108 feminine products so far reaching 3,500 families in the last 8 weeks. This is a 75% increase for our program. I think the most exciting thing is finding new methods of caring for our neighbors, whether it's implementing door deliveries where we are literally dropping diapers on the door steps of families or serving them by partnering with our 4 new drive-thru distributions partners. As we delivered resources to different areas around town this week, I was hit by an overwhelming sense of gratitude for our supporters. One of our new drive thru partners communicated to me that they receive everyone's leftover resources to care for their neighborhood. This was hard to hear. I asked if they ever got diapers and he said rarely and when they did they were often smaller sizes that aren't in demand. I assured him they would not be getting leftovers from us and we would make sure they had what they needed to provide support for their community (I included a picture of this drop off on Tuesday in Wylam). We are honored to partner with Gardendale Mount Vernon UMC and support Alabama families in this time of enormous need. From our organization and from the families you have greatly impacted in the last 2 months, THANK YOU!!
Executive Director, Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank
1678 Montgomery Hwy. #104 PMB – 279 Birmingham, AL 35216
"Sharing HOPE one bundle of diapers at a time"