Permanent Diaper Relief, Inc.
We are a non-profit organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma, aiming to provide permanent diaper solutions to families through cloth diapers and cloth diaper cleaning services.
What We Do
Diaper Assistance. PDR’s first step in providing a permanent diaper solution is to assist families with 40 reusable cloth diapers, per baby.
Diaper Rentals. If a family would rather be provided brand-new diapers, they can rent them through Permanent Diaper Relief at a fraction of the retail cost. Once rented, they can utilize our diaper cleaning service, or wash the diapers themselves.
Cleaning Service. Both the Diaper Assistance Program and the Diaper Rental program are compatible with our diaper service, which is based on a free to sliding-scale fee model. It’s the perfect solution for families who are overwhelmed with another load of laundry each week, or for families who do not have an accessible laundry facility. Families who already own a cloth diaper stash can also utilize this service by clicking the link below.
Cloth Diaper Statistics
Take a look at the statistics for 1 diaper stash of forty diapers used by 4 babies, compared to what the same amount would be with disposable diaper use:
Cost per baby: $125.00
Cost per year: $83.33
Cost of all 4 babies: $500.00
Landfill waste: 0 lb.
Cost per baby: $2,327.00
Cost per year: $727.00
Cost of all 4 babies: $9,308.00
Landfill waste: 12,000 lb.
How You Can Help
Send Donation or Give your Stash
Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free. With our online donation platform, you have the flexibility to donate what’s right for you. We also do accept Amazon gifts and absorbent household materials (which we turn into up-cycled diapers)
One diaper stash of forty cloth diapers can cover 4+ generations of baby bums. Your donation can make all the difference.
Become a Volunteer
We have multiple remote, contactless, and in-person opportunities for you to get involved with Permanent Diaper Relief. from sewing t-shirts into diapers in the comfort of your own home to advocating for our organization at local events, Permanent Diaper Relief looks forward to having you as part of our volunteer team.
Become a Member
Interested in supporting PDR? We invite you to become a committee member. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on joining our team.
What People Say
The service is great and the environmental impact is so earth and baby friendly.B.S.
[PDR] was super helpful in acquiring our gently used stash, and walking us through using them with our daughter. It has been such a easy transition from disposable diapers!S.M.
In the beginning stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many families were unable to afford and/or find diapers in the grocery store aisles. Founder of PDR, Madelaine Martin, donated almost 400 diapers to families in crisis, thanks to the community’s contribution of gently-used cloth diapers and monetary donations. Each child received 10 diapers, which was enough for a day’s worth of diaper changing and one small load of laundry per night. Because her last outreach impacted so many lives in the Tulsa community, Martin was fueled to continue these efforts in the form of the nonprofit organization, Permanent Diaper Relief.
Diaper Need Awareness Week 2020
The National Diaper Bank advocates for Diaper Need Awareness Week each September, intending to educate the community about diaper need in the USA and rallying up similar organizations to promote diaper assistance throughout the country. From September 21 to September 27 2020, Permanent Diaper Relief hosted a week-long event to educate the Tulsa community about diaper need, cloth diapers, and how our organization permanently ends the diaper need through cloth diapers.
To view our interview line-up and listen to entrepreneurs and experts in their field about diapers, sustainability, and the environment, check out the event page:
Become a Volunteer
If you are interested in one of our many volunteer opportunities, check out our Volunteer Page and request our Volunteer Resources Packet to learn more.