A Charity (Part 1) that Really hits Home - Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot

Managing Real Estate Broker with LoKation Real Estate

A Charity that Really hits Home - Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot Over the years we see a lot of charities, we get asked to participate and to give to various charities through out the year and I have come across two that are near and dear to my heart.

The First is The Rocky Mountain Diaper Depotthis non-profit was formed a little over 3 years ago by twoRMDD 2016 with joan Youmans Cofounder sets of former clients, one, a hospital administrator and her husband, and a retired MD and her husband. They both saw the need for parents in low income situations struggling to feed their children let alone keep them in clean diapers. I will not go into the graphic details of the deplorable conditions that many of Americas children live in, you can go to the site above and read for your self. Let's just say, that these children have no choice in this and it is sad that they have to live in these conditions.

   The Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot annually collects around 100K diapers and wipes to donate to shelters and various church organizations through-out Denver to help these often times single parents help keep disease from their babies. If you are a parent you know how important it is to keep those little butts dry and clean.

These clients asked me to be the chairperson of the annual Knolls Diaper Drive, which occurs every October and coincides with National Make A Difference Day, that falls on the 4th Saturday of October. This year The Knolls collected over 15,500 diapers and another 217 packs of wipes to add to our 3 year total of 51,298 diapers and 632 wipes. 

The attached picture has this years haul with co-founder Joan Youmans.

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Comments (30)

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

John Marshall - FORE! - This contest is a great way to make us aware of this problem. Diapers are hugely expensive for those who barely make ends meet.

Dec 01, 2016 09:35 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

Agreed Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® until I was made aware of this need, I had know idea it existed, and it has been a long time since I bought diapers for my boys.

Dec 01, 2016 11:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Great work John!  I've recently bought diapers for a few friends/family who had kids.  I had no idea how expensive they could be!  I can definitely see the need for this charity and I am glad you are able to help.

Dec 01, 2016 10:05 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA I loved reading your post, if 1% of the people would give 10% of what you do, the entire world would take notice. Thank you.

Dec 01, 2016 11:03 AM
Joan Valverde
HomeSmart - Colorado Springs, CO
GRI,CDPE,CNE,MRP,SRES Colo Sprgs, Blk Forest, Monu

Awesome for you John!  You are right, dry butts are important to all of us!  What a great organization.  SO many needs out there, and just a little help goes a long way.  Merry Christmas!

Dec 01, 2016 10:22 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

Merry Christmas to you Joan Valverde and thank you.

Dec 01, 2016 11:02 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Congratulations on your recognition via the AR contest. You are one in a million that gets it and your compassion for others is beautiful.

Dec 01, 2016 10:27 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thank you Patricia Feager I have always beleived we should help one another, but especially those that are unable to help themselves.

Dec 01, 2016 11:01 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Thank you for all the wonderful things you do to make the world a better place.  You won 3rd place in the challenge.

Dec 01, 2016 10:35 AM
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

Belinda Spillman I have been on Activerain for almost 9 years, this tops the list of warm fuzzy feelings for the community here, thank you. What a great contest, so inspiring to read what so many are doing.

Dec 01, 2016 10:59 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Congratulations on placing in Belinda's 'pay it forward' contest.  I very worth while cause.  Mark

Dec 01, 2016 11:00 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint I was truly honored to be on the list and I really do love what the Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot is all about.

Dec 01, 2016 11:27 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

What an excellent post and well deserved contest win - well done John!

Dec 01, 2016 01:16 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thank you John Meussner lots of great givers here

Dec 01, 2016 09:18 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Congratulations, John, on supporting a charity that provides needed items for kids, and receiving this well-deserved recognition in Active Rain.

Dec 01, 2016 01:59 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thanks Steffy Hristova it is sad when the little ones have to start their lives on the wrong foot

Dec 01, 2016 09:19 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening  John Marshall - FORE! ,

Wow..I'm impressed! What a fantastic charity to support that provides the essentials for children! Congratulations on a well deserved win in Active Rain. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 01, 2016 04:32 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Dorie Dillard I was very fortunate to be asked to be a part of this charity, and honored to be on this list.

Dec 01, 2016 09:20 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Kudos to you for your volunteer efforts and for your winning contest entry.  Great effort!

Dec 01, 2016 06:52 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thanks Jan Green it really is a great group and I can only imagine what a difference it makes to these kids

Dec 01, 2016 09:22 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

John, Congratulations on your entry winning third place. Well deserved.

Dec 01, 2016 07:33 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thank you Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® hopefully this will bring more attention to the need.

Dec 01, 2016 09:23 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW!  Great cause and congrats on your win, John Marshall - FORE!!

Dec 01, 2016 08:10 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Debe Maxwell Thank you. I have really enjoyed being a part of the charity

Dec 01, 2016 09:24 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Excellent contribution for the needy, John Marshall - FORE! -

And yes, congratulations on the win, too.

Dec 01, 2016 09:14 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thanks Praful Thakkar I am grateful for being selected because it should bring a little more awareness to the need for these kids.

Dec 01, 2016 09:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John I have not followed you and needless to say I will correct that shortly, what a great cause you picked and even better how wonderful it is that you were picked as #3 by the three wise men in Belinda Spillman  contest! Congratulations on both counts, Endre

Dec 01, 2016 09:22 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thanks Endre Barath, Jr. for the comments and the follow, I am hoping with the "bonus" coverage because of being selected it might get a little more exposure to this worthy cause, and I am now following you as well (In thought I had been already)

Dec 01, 2016 09:30 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Nice group to help, congrats on your winning entry. Good luck this next year & hope you collect twice as much!

Dec 02, 2016 06:35 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thanks Lyn Sims, good luck to you in the coming year as well and hopefully with more recognition this charity will explode.

Dec 02, 2016 10:43 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear John,

Giving real cloth nappies & accessories may stretch the budget even more, since they are washable. Cool cause.

Dec 02, 2016 08:09 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

Yes thay have thought of that, problem is that most of those in need do not own washer and dryers. 

Dec 02, 2016 10:45 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Since the birth of my first grandson seven years ago I've been gifting diapers to my children to help them with the cost. Diapers are expensive! Great cause!

Congrats on your contest Win!

Dec 02, 2016 10:33 AM
John Marshall - FORE!

It has been a while since I had to purchase then for my boys, I was amazed at the cost also, good for you

Dec 03, 2016 03:33 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Congrats on your win, had missed your story before today. 

Dec 02, 2016 02:24 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thank you and  I am glad you found it,

Dec 03, 2016 03:33 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Another great organization that helps people in Denver!  You're doing a wonderful thing.

May 16, 2017 08:30 PM
John Marshall - FORE!

Thank you Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 and I really appreciate that you took the time to read through some of my posts. Helping others is what we do

May 17, 2017 07:35 AM