Diaper Need Awareness Week 2023
WeeCycle’s mission is to recycle essential baby gear and match it to Colorado families in need.
WeeCycle’s mission is twofold, to support families with infants and toddlers struggling to provide for their children, and to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet for future generations. WeeCycle walks alongside families, caregivers, and caseworkers to restore dignity for those struggling to provide for their families by connecting them to essential supplies such as formula, a safe place for their baby to sleep, a stroller so they can access public transportation and so much more.
WeeCycle’s mission is to recycle essential baby gear and match it to Colorado families in need. We envision a time when all of Colorado's infants and toddlers have their basic needs met and are able to thrive.
By "weecycling" baby gear, we help keep children clean and safe and contribute to a healthier environment for their future. WeeCycle is working to narrow (and ideally eliminate) the gaps that exist and negatively impact infant and toddler development.
WeeCycle is a nonprofit organization serving Colorado families since 2008. WeeCycle partners with more than 100 local organizations to provide essential items to families with children who are struggling with any number of challenges including; poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, under-employment and emergent situations. WeeCycle collects donated and gently used baby gear, new diapers, wipes, baby food, formula, and other necessities to support families most in need across Colorado. Through partnership and collaboration, WeeCycle is able to provide necessary resources to communities across the entire state. It is also important to note that WeeCycle provides mobile distribution sites to ensure families with limited access/transportation are provided with basic necessities including; baby food, formula, diapers and wipes. Having a mobile distribution program has set WeeCycle apart in their response to families in need especially during emergent and unexpected situations. WeeCycle’s strategy has proven to be very successful to date as WeeCycle has grown from serving 45 families in 2008 to serving 39,078 children in 2021.
The impact of WeeCycle services supports the community in numerous ways. By providing baby gear and essential items to families, WeeCycle not only meets the needs of families experiencing hardship but also increases safety for infants, toddlers and children through distribution of safe car seats, cribs and nutritious meals that families may not otherwise have access to. Additionally, WeeCycle’s approach of reusing baby gear, prolongs the use of the items to reduce the environmental impact of items normally used for short periods of time before ultimately ending up in a landfill unnecessarily.