TUNKHANNOCK — The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet (TRFCDC), a non-profit organization based out of San Antonio, Texas, has announced the opening of a new chapter here.
Cheyanne Johnson will serve as the chapter president and represent the organization locally.
TRFCDC was founded in Maryville, TN in August 2012, after founder Amanda La Bell’s then 9-year-old daughter, Rebecca, asked why more families didn’t use cloth diapers. She did not understand some families could not afford the initial start-up cost associated with cloth diapers and asked her mom to do something to help those families.
The foundation was born out of a child’s desire to help those not receiving the same good things her infant sister was. La Bell took it upon herself to make Rebecca’s dream come to life and created a program to provide families an alternative to disposable diaper banks in their community.
In August 2012, the foundation opened its doors and began to provide assistance to local families in need. With early success locally, in March 2013, it was a desire to help those beyond the Maryville, TN area that propelled TRFCDC to begin opening chapters across the United States. There are currently more than 75 chapters nationwide.
Families currently on a government assistance program, military affiliated, foster parents or parents of special needs children can complete an application online for assistance. Approved applicants will be provided with reusable diapers, on loan, for up to one year after the completion of a cloth diaper 101 class, which covers the care and use of the diapers.
Information provided by The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet