a small thing

I know that many of you reading right now have small children, and that some of you use cloth diapers on those adorable little bums. Others of you don't use cloth diapers, in large part because of the chore of washing all those dirty diapers! It has recently come to my attention that one of the baby homes in Uganda, which houses and cares for around 20 babies, has been HAND WASHING cloth diapers for all 20 babies. With no hot water. As I'm sure you can imagine, this remarkable laundry feat requires a great deal of time, time that could otherwise be spent holding and loving and playing with those sweet babies. An additional concern is the fact that these diapers are shared among all of the children, which means that many germs and parasites that would otherwise be killed off by a good hot water machine wash are also being shared among the children. While disposable diapers would obviously be one solution in this situation, they are seriously cost-prohibitive for this baby home - running nearly $800 per month! The other solution that has been proposed is the purchase of a water heater and washing machine for the baby home, a purchase that would cost around $1000. I know that many of you have already given so generously, but if you're able to give just a bit more, your gift would be so appreciated!

If you'd like to give to this end, click over to the baby home's website. Once there, you can click the 'Donate' button to send support through Paypal. There is a space to leave a comment for the seller, and you can indicate that you'd like your donation to go toward the washing machine. Alternatively, you can find a mailing address on the website if you'd rather send a check - which may, in fact, be preferable, since every cent of your donation will go to the baby home. And if you're unable to give right now, would you please pray for provision? It's such a small thing, but one that would have a large impact on the lives of these babies and their care givers. Thank you all so very much!

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