Welcome The Rebecca Foundation – Cloth Diaper Lending Program
The Rebecca Foundation is a non-profit cloth diaper lending program with local chapters across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. With 1 in 3 families facing diaper need in the United States, TRF promotes a sustainable alternative to single-use diapers for families struggling to afford basic necessities for their child. Many TRF chapters also provide disposable diapers for families unable to incorporate cloth diapers into their lifestyle or in times of emergency relief after natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.
TRF is a 100% volunteer-run organization based out of Bend, Oregon and is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.
Our Cloth Diaper Program
Through donations from families, diaper shops, and cloth diaper manufacturers from around the U.S., The Rebecca Foundation provides free cloth diaper loans for eligible families in one of our four programs:
- National Fluffy Bums: any family struggling to maintain an adequate supply of diapers for their child
- Operation Fluffy Bums: military families stationed in the U.S. or abroad
- Foster Fluff: foster families caring for infants in diapers
- Special Needs Fluff: families with a child (up to age 18) who has special needs and requires diapers
A supply of 12-18 cloth diapers is given per child for one year with extensions possible. Diapers can be swapped out for larger sizes as baby grows. This starter supply of diapers allows families to build their cloth diaper stash with money saved or to supplement their disposable diaper routine. Once the diapers are no longer needed, they are returned to their local chapter to be repaired as required, sanitized, and redistributed to other families.
As part of the cloth diaper program, TRF provides the education and support needed to make cloth diapering work. Chapters host cloth diaper classes or work with families 1-on-1 to help them get started. Seasoned cloth diaper moms also give families personal assistance in TRF’s private group.
The Rebecca Foundation founded in Maryville, TN in 2012 by Amanda La Bell. The inspiration came from her 9-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who asked why more families didn’t use cloth diapers the way Amanda did for Rebecca’s infant sister. Rebecca learned that some families could not afford the initial start-up cost associated with cloth diapers and asked her mom to do something to help those families. In August 2012, The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet opened and began to assist local families in need. The early success prompted a desire to help those beyond the Maryville area. In March 2013, TRF started opening chapters across the United States with the help of other cloth diaper moms. TRF has since grown to over eighty chapters across three nations, providing thousands of cloth diapers to hundreds of families every year.
The Rebecca Foundation now based in Bend, Oregon where Amanda has since opened Bend’s first hybrid diaper bank, providing both cloth and disposable diapers to local families. TRF has also expanded its programs to include Project: Pink Lotus, which offers affordable cloth pads and menstrual cups for women in need.
Board of Directors
Amanda La Bell
Co-Founder and CEO
Director of Programs
Fluff Love and CD Science
Rebecca La Bell
Co-Founder and Youth Ambassador
Jesse La Bell
Director of Communications
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