A few days post-Dadvocate event, and I’m overwhelmed and tired.
As one of the organizers, I’m overwhelmed by the tremendous show of support of our Dadvocate for Change Kickoff and Diaper Drive we hosted on Saturday, May 14 at North High Brewing in Dublin.
With nearly 60 attendees and eight community and business partners, we were able to collect over 3,200 diapers (and still growing) and over 700 wipes, totaling 128 families in need we were able to help. I’m overwhelmed with the kindness of those who showed support.
I’m overwhelmed by the excitement of Addie and Brittany, cofounders of Pluie, who joined us from the Chicago area. They installed the first of many Pluie changing tables coming to Columbus area businesses. North High Brewing now has the first one and soon they’ll be installing at Easton, COSI and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium just to name a few.
I’m overwhelmed that Clay Gordon of 10tv and Jackie Orozco of Good Day Columbus would cover our story and that legendary radio host and local podcast icon, Dino Tripodis would invite us on Sunny 95. All were amazing opportunities to bring the conversation before those we wouldn’t necessarily reach through our podcast and blog.
I’m still overwhelmed that in the five minutes we hosted a formal presentation at the event, my son Tuckerman decided it was the ideal time to come and cold clock me in the daddy bits.
There is still so much more work to be done for easier access to changing tables in area businesses, along with now the national supply chain issues around baby formula and increasing prices around diapers. Now is the perfect time to seek out overwhelming change to better impact all families in our region.
-Matt Lofy, The Dadass
CBUS Dads is a community of central Ohio area dads balancing an active lifestyle with being an involved parent. A Saturday for us may involve enjoying morning t-ball, lunch at a new local spot and an evening at a summer festival with our families. We may live downtown, in the suburbs or somewhere between, but our common thread is that we continue to experience the community we love - now as parents.