Become a Bambinos Builder
There are many ways to support Bambinos!
If you are NOT a current monthly supporter, but would like to be, now is a great time! Throughout the entire month of October, if you sign up to support us monthly, you will receive a gift card from a local business in the amount of your first month of support. For example, if you commit to $30.00/month for a year, you will receive a gift card in the amount of $30.00 to a local business that supports Bambinos. We will call you to personally thank you and then give you a choice from a select list of businesses. If sending in a monthly gift isn’t your preferred method, you can send us a lump sum payment of the equivalent amount to receive the same gift offer.
We greatly appreciate monthly gifts of any amount. When you partner with us, you are giving directly to community members in need. Wondering where your money would go if you sent in monthly support? Well, let us share some numbers with you…
1) Let’s talk about DIAPERS.
Every baby needs them. And disposable diapers are not cheap. Not everyone can do cloth for various reasons. Even families that have the budget for it sometimes run into a month where baby is sick and more diapers are needed. Or maybe there has been a sudden loss of income and an emergency supply is needed. And don’t forget potty training! That’s where we come in! We provide one pack f diapers per child every 30 days to any Polk County resident in need. The average pack of diapers costs about $10.00. This factors in various sizes and brands. We usually buy off-brand diapers, but some baby bums are sensitive and need a name brand. And we can help with that.
A monthly commitment of $10.00 buys one pack of diapers for a baby or toddler in need each month.
2) WIPES are another essential.
And BOY, did we notice when the run on toilet paper hit the stores last year! Wipes became the next best thing and we had quite a time keeping them in stock! Thankfully, one of our volunteers had enough foresight to order online before they were all gone! The average pack of wipes costs just only about two bucks…if you buy them in bulk and so we do. A box of wipes costs about $13.00.
A monthly commitment of $10.00 almost buys a whole case of 8 packs of wipes per month.
3) FORMULA is expensive!
Even families who are receiving some sort of support like WIC do not receive enough to cover an entire month’s supply and it adds up SO fast. There are those times when baby is extra hungry or those extra tight paychecks and watering down formula more than recommended to make it stretch, though tempting, can be extremely dangerous for the electrolyte balance in an infant’s developing brain. That’s why we offer one can of formula per month per child whenever it’s needed. The average can of formula costs between $20.00 and $30.00 a can!
A monthly commitment of $20.00 or $30.00 would cover the cost of one can of formula per month for a baby in need.
4) We’re passionate about CAR SEAT safety!
It's so tempting to grab one from a garage sale or a free site. But safety shouldn't be sacrificed because a family in need can't afford one. Even if you trust the person you get that used car seat from and it hasn't been in an accident, there are various sizes and fits and one size does NOT fit all. It is SO important to get the right seat for each child. We offer just that. Our certified technicians check the fit and installation for each child who comes to our clinics to make sure that the seat they have is right for them. For only a $15.00 co-pay, a family can have a BRAND-NEW with tags car seat for their kiddo. Grants are available when the co-pay is prohibitive. Infant and convertible car seats average about $80.00 each. That adds up really fast.
A monthly commitment of $100.00 would cover a car seat, even a more specialized one, plus add enough extra to the cost of other safety items like door and stove burner knob covers EACH MONTH! That's helping TWELVE KIDDOS get into safe car seats!
5) Did you know that we have a SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP fund?
We know with COVID-19, there are some sports that have been delayed or canceled, but did you know that when things are up and running, we provide K-8th grade sports scholarships? And when we didn’t have scholarship apps coming in, we found a way to give sports equipment to kids in Falls City this spring when the pandemic hit to help keep them active and brighten their day with all the uncertainty they’re facing.
A monthly commitment of $50.00 would cover ten to fifteen different sports scholarships for local school-aged kids!
6) COMMUNITY BABY SHOWERS! It’s another thing we do!
Again, with COVID-19, we’ve had to scale back. But even now, we’re trying hard to have gift bags ready to go with all kinds of cute baby outfits, blankets and other new baby items to bless our local moms-to-be.
A monthly commitment of any amount would help us keep these showers and gift bags going. We like to put a pack of diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, an outfit or two, a hand-made blanket, a toy and other items in these bags. Your support helps local moms feel loved and seen.
IMPORTANT: In order for your account withdraws on your preferred date of debit, you must visit our website on the day you wish to have your amount withdrawn monthly. Example: In order to have your payment withdrawn on the 15th of every month, please set up your automatic withdrawal on our website on 4/15/21.
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