A few days ago I was bursting at the seams with excitement when I learned that Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy had joined the Huggies Every Little Bottom Ambassador Team! My fellow ambassadors and I got to speak with her on the phone about the campaign and I was a little nervous to talk to a celebrity…from my favorite show! I was being a silly girl. I had no need to be nervous.
As soon as we started to talk and introduce ourselves we knew she was, like us, a mom first. We were talking to her before she had to leave to tape her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show that aired yesterday. In the background we could hear her doggie barking and being warned not to wake her sleeping baby Stella. Ellen Pompeo has a 1 year old little girl and what we heard on the phone was the voice of a mommy who cares so much for her little girl and is now stepping up to add her powerful voice to the Huggies Every Little Bottom Campaign and the official launch of the national diaper drive.
She spoke with us about being a mom, about loving yoga classes with Stella, about the difficulties of motherhood and of course, about why she got involved with Huggies and Every Little Bottom. I asked her if she was more focused on issues surrounding the health and happiness of children since she became a mother and her answer could have been my own. And maybe yours. Shouldn’t we all find some time to help others?
I would definitely say that being a mom certainly – everything rips at your heart and you have much more compassion towards these issues than you did before and if there are chances to get involved like how Huggies reached out to me, then of course. Whereas before you may not have had the time. You become a mother and your heart gets ripped open and you are ready to carry that cross up the hill. I’m so lucky and truly blessed by my life… it wouldn’t be okay if I didn’t find the time.
Then on Ellen yesterday and in our conversation, she mentioned how simple this cause was and how so many people could help. It is simple, and I am so thankful that Ellen is using her celebrity status to help get the word out and encourage us all to do what we can. Every little thing makes a difference in the Every Little Bottom Campaign.
What Can We Do?
Visit the Every Little Bottom Site to learn the story and facts around Diaper Need. The facts will shock you, like they did me, my fellow ambassadors and Ellen. 1 in 3 moms struggle to provide their babies with diapers. That is staggering. However, when you think about the price of diapers, it is not surprising that diaper need exists. Diapers are not covered by WIC or Food Stamps.
The site will also help you get involved, from donating diapers to a diaper bank through an Amazon Wishlist that has already been set up to donating your Huggies reward points that come on Huggies packages.
If you can do a little more, consider hosting a diaper drive in your neighborhood, at your office or at your school or even launching a diaper bank in your area. There are so many ways to make a difference! Please become a part of this National Diaper Drive!
Stay tuned to Mommy Words as I launch a diaper drive in Charlotte and help raise awareness for existing diaper banks in our country. I will do my best to make a difference in the lives of these families in need and add my voice to many others encouraging support for this campaign.
Please let me know if you plan to help in any way! I would love to share your story here on Mommy Words and let people see how strong our community of bloggers and friends can be. Leave me a comment, send me an email, tweet with me…just let me know!
Note: As an official Blog Ambassador I am a selected social media partner for the Huggies Every Little Bottom campaign. I am compensated for my time as a consultant to the program. However, my passion is real and the content and thoughts shared in this post are my own.