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Published on May 21st, 2014 | by Brittney French


Thursday Giveaway: Summer Love

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 7.24.37 PMSummer, the season of love. Whether it's the warmer temperatures or bright sunny skies, there's always a lot to enjoy.

But if your a parent who needs help caring for your family, summer can also be stressful and you're forced to worry about child care, meals and other basic necessities like diapers. 

Our national cloth diaper bank, Share the Love, was created to help needy families — all year round. It's a locally-sustainable, nationally-accessible program that has more than 100 host sites throughout the U.S.

This summer, we want to continue spreading the word about Share the Love while also making the season more enjoyable for everyone and you can help with this week's giveaway.

Five people will win a Share the Love tote bag to transport all their summer necessities and an Econobum One-Size Cloth Diaper Cover.  To enter, tell us what you love most about summer.

PS: Diaper donations are accepted at any Share the Love host site. You can find the nearest location here

To open a Share the Love host in your area, please fill out this application.  

If you are in need of help, please check the list of Share the Love host sites and, if you have a one in your area, click here to apply.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of end of giveaway.



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About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook page, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and cheers for her favorite sports team.

89 Responses to Thursday Giveaway: Summer Love

  1. katherine says:

    I love the sunshine and the bbq

  2. Jessica Long says:

    spending time with my son

  3. Kim O'Neal says:

    The slower pace.

  4. Sarah Griffin says:

    My favorite thing about Summer is the sunshine! It helps grow our garden, dry our clothes, we can swim and play. Love summer!

  5. Ashley Fesler says:

    Sunshine and sprinklers!

  6. Tracy Dennison says:

    Being able to finally get my hands in the dirt!

  7. vivian says:

    I love taking the kids to the pool.

  8. Michelle Turner says:

    I love taking my kids to the pool :)

  9. Charlotte R says:

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to take a vacation.

  10. Amanda H says:

    I love the longer daylight hours!

  11. amy says:

    more family time outside.

  12. amanda w says:

    I’m definitely not a fan of heat, for sure, but I do like the fact that it’s light out for more of the day :-)

  13. Jessica B says:

    Long days full of sunshine that I can spend outdoors with my family

  14. Toni Van Pelt says:

    I love just relaxing and spending time with my family

  15. Jennifer says:

    More freedom to do things with kids out of school, longer days, thunderstorms, lots of things!

  16. Rebecca T says:

    Going to the lakes!

  17. Jen says:

    I love the warm water at the beach!

  18. Katherine Schofield says:

    I love sitting on the back porch at sunset.

  19. Wes Hovorka says:

    What I like about summer is that you can go outside in the middle of the night with little to no clothes on because it’s so warm.

  20. megan b says:

    Sleeping in.

  21. Rachel says:

    I like having fresh fruits and vegetables!

  22. Tiffany W. says:

    I love having some wonderful weather to grill outdoors and playing in the backyard with the family and dogs.

  23. Stephanie willman says:

    I love going to the lake with my kids

  24. Jamie Johnson says:

    Fruity umbrella drinks :-)

  25. Nettie Larson says:

    I love being able to swim!

  26. Kristine Barrett says:

    Summer vacation! Though, I haven’t gone on a vacation in several years lol…So, air conditioning is a close second. It gets too hot to play outside here. :/

  27. Raina Hood says:

    I love getting more time with my boys and my friends!

  28. Leslie says:

    Being able to spend time outside!

  29. Lara Clinton says:

    Going biking! All the snow this past winter made me miss my bike so much.

  30. Rachel F. says:

    Fresh air and spending time outside!

  31. Michelle H says:

    We love camping, hiking, gardening, anything to get outdoors! And when it’s really hot, we visit the library to enjoy air-conditioning :)

  32. Andrea Rust says:

    What I love most about summer is family time.

  33. Amanda Felton says:

    the beach!

  34. Ambyr A says:

    I LOVE waking up to the birds chirping in the morning

  35. christine k says:

    playing outside with my kids

  36. Bri Sherman says:

    Longer days and going camping! :)

  37. Melissa C. says:

    long days and lots of sunshine

  38. Stephanie Marcus says:

    I love just being able to be outside with my son.

  39. Elysia Devens says:

    We homeschool so I love that we have some unstructured, relaxed time during the summer. The kids enjoy having the whole day to play outside and explore and I use the time to start planning out the next school year. :)

  40. Shanna M says:

    I love the trips to my mom’s cabin!

  41. Laura K says:

    Too many things! Sunshine, gardening, ice cream, camp fires, fresh produce!

  42. Chelsea P says:

    I love the fresh air and gardening!

  43. Katie Sadowski says:

    I love going to the pool during the summer!

  44. Catherine BW says:


  45. Lisa H. says:

    I love being with my girls and not having to work!

  46. Rachael K says:

    sunshine and cookouts!

  47. Suzanne says:


  48. Michelle T says:

    What I love most about summer is having my older son with me! I love having more time to do fun things instead of the homework battle every night!

  49. Beki Lozano says:

    lol that’s my baby can wear just his diaper love showing them off!! very proud mama to cloth diaper!

  50. Amy says:

    Summer vacation with no students for 2 months! #teacherlife

  51. Mary Rushing says:

    Summer time is so enjoyable because of spending time outside watching nature shine with the birds building their nest… watching the garden grow and fresh veggies complete with watermelon…

  52. Nisa says:

    Sunshine, my bday and my second baby is due! Plus yummy food, family and vaca

  53. Sarah Hayes says:

    i love spending time outside and going to the beach

  54. Jen says:

    My husband and I are teachers and can’t wait to spend the summer with our new TWINS in cloth! 9 more days till summer vacation (I’m not counting or anything :) )

  55. Andrea says:

    I love going to the pool in the summer!

  56. jodi Armstrong says:

    I love exploring in nature, hiking, camping, biking, picnics, wildlife viewing….

  57. Becky Marie says:

    I don’t think my original comment posted, so just in case not: I love swimming in the ocean!

  58. Becky Marie says:

    This summer? That I’ll get to meet baby #3 for the first time! -due in a month!
    Normally? Swimming in the ocean, or just being able to be outside in general!

  59. K.M. says:

    I love the warm weather. One day we will be able to afford going to the beach! A New-Mom-to-Be can dream. :)

  60. Nicole says:

    Gardening and flowers!

  61. Melissa M says:


  62. Kara says:

    Camping. Preferably with horses but camping of any kind.

  63. Letha Adams says:

    I love planting a garden with the help of my children.

  64. Marisa carlin says:

    My baby’s name is Summer so I love everything about Summer :)

  65. Monica Wilkes says:

    School being out and all my babies home!

  66. Lara says:

    We are a Cotton Babies household and would be thrilled to win!

  67. Heather Ward says:

    We love camping!

  68. Carrie timms says:

    I love being outside with my family and playing in water!

  69. Rose says:

    i love summer sunshine…. anything and everything outdoors! love seeing my kids play and not want to come inside :)

  70. Lauren B says:

    We love hanging out at the pool!

  71. Melissa J. says:

    I love spending time outside with my family. I love how the real beauty of nature comes out when you are with people you love.

  72. Ann says:

    Water! Bay, Lake, Pool, love it all!

  73. Christie says:

    The dry, crisp air and the ability to wear flip flops. Here in Seattle, those are two things you don’t get to experience much!

  74. Trisha W. says:

    I enjoy the more relaxed schedule summer brings to our family.

  75. Jennifer says:

    i love being barefoot!!!

  76. Carolyn says:

    The pool!!!

  77. Tara says:

    Camping trips and not being tied down to a school schedule!

  78. kari says:

    This sumer I’m looking forward to taking my little to the water park, I love water parks and hoping he will as well. It’s perfect that there is one only 5 miles from our house!

  79. Emily Nielsen says:

    Warmer weather!

  80. Julia says:

    Summer = SWIMMING! That’s what I like best, especially watching my husband come up with new dives. He’s a goofball.

  81. Hannah says:

    Summer is my favorite season. There are so many things I love about summer! I love when it’s warm enough to go swimming. I love when it’s hot enough to go swimming at night! I love eating BBQ more often. I love that we wear sandals and flip flops so there’s less laundry because no one is wearing socks! I love that laundry and diapers on the line dry in no time. Most of all I love that we have so much fun together as a family in the summer!

  82. Jess says:

    The thing I love most about summer is being able to dress my baby in nothing but a t-shirt so he can show off his fluffy butt!

  83. Talia says:

    That you can be outside for an extended period of time! After the winter we’ve had, I need some vitamin D and sunshine!

  84. Kayleigh says:

    Playing outside with my kids :)

  85. Jill S says:

    no need for pants on babies!

  86. Jessica Hughes says:

    I love swimming and going to the beach!

  87. Melanie Hooks says:

    I love spending time with my four children!

  88. Anne Perry says:

    cool nights, farmers markets and concerts in the park.

  89. Sheridan says:

    I love going to the beach in the summer time!

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