our mission, history & core values
The Rebecca Foundation is a national program and advocacy organization taking action to end diaper need in the United States. With 1 in 3 families facing this crisis daily we are providing a sustainable, renewable alternative to single use diapers thereby eliminating health and sanitary issues in children, lowering stress levels of concerned parents, and increasing available funds to purchase basic necessities.
What an amazing organization. Not many families would be able to afford to build their own stash without their help of their loaners. Not only do they provide diapers, but it is an entire support system wanting you to succeed, giving help and advice when needed. This organization is invaluable....what they provide is priceless. ♥ -Catherine P.
Families struggle each day to provide the basic essentials for their children- food, shelter and clothing. With the ever growing cost of single-use disposable diapers, families are having to choose between the basic essentials and diapers. We no longer want families to have to make this tough decision ever again. Through our program and our passionate team of individuals we are determined to change the world one cloth diaper at a time.
Our mission is to bring clean, reusable cloth diapers to economically disadvantaged families in the United States and Military families overseas, ensuring #cloth4all.
The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet opened its doors in August 2012 in Maryville, TN. Founded by Rebecca, who was only 9 years old at the time, who had the simple idea to help others. With the help of her mother, Amanda La Bell, who was inspired & motivated by a simple question from her daughter, “Mom, why aren’t more families using cloth diapers?” Rebecca came to learn that not all families struggling with diaper need have access to cloth diapers or are able to afford the upfront cost to make the transition from disposable diapers to cloth diapers. So from that moment forward she wanted to make a change and help those families in need.
We provide clean reusable cloth diapers to those families who cannot afford the continued cost of disposable diapers or the initial start up cost associated with switching full time to cloth diapers. We ease the expense by loaning diapers for a period of 1 year allowing families to save a significant amount of personal funds monthly. When families have been able to purchase their own supply of cloth diapers they are able to return their loan so another family may benefit.
OUR CORE VALUES
Act with Integrity & accountability in all that we do.
Respect everyone, everywhere no matter who we work with respect has no boundaries.
Support our communities. As a Nationwide non-profit we strive to support all communities through our programs in order to improve the world we live in.
Empower our lending families. We will never charge families a fee for service through our programs and will provide them the support needed to make a personal change in their lives.
Build a positive team & family spirit. We want to create an environment that embraces individuality, encourages creativity and creates opportunities to be exciting and meaningful.
Have passion and determination. We believe in having a positive and optimistic, but realistic, attitude about everything we do so that it inspires others to have the same