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 MEDIA RELEASE

October 6, 2011

 Setting aside politics to help secure teen parents’ futures

Politicians and community leaders to raise 65,000 diapers in two weeks for Terra Centre

 Edmonton, AB – Covering expenses such as food, shelter and clothing is essential for any family but when you’re a teen parent, it’s a burden – especially when you add diapers to the mix.

 Terra Centre for Pregnant and Parenting Teens is launching the BE A BABY HERO Corporate, Community and School Team Diaper Challenge in advance of the October 12 – 29, 2011
public diaper drive. Leading up to the 3rd Annual Baby Heroes Diaper Drive, teams are encouraged to collect diapers in a team-to-team face-off in support of teen parents in Edmonton and surrounding communities.

 The Diapers on Wheels team, led by Edmonton-Calder MLA Doug Elniski, is planning to raise 65,000 diapers for Terra’s Baby Heroes Diaper Drive. Elniski has challenged politicians from all provincial parties to step up to the table so they can help teens who are struggling to balance raising babies and going to school.

 So far, Edmonton-Castledowns MLA Thomas Lukaszuk, minister of employment and immigration, Battle River-Wainwright MLA Doug Griffiths, Edmonton-Riverview Wildrose Party candidate John Corie, Edmonton-Rutherford Wildrose Party candidate Kyle McLeod, Edmonton-Manning Wildrose Party candidate Daryl Bonar, and Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood Wildrose Party candidate Wayde Lever have joined Elniski’s team.  This team is being supported by John Winslow, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood  Wildrose Party constituency association president, public relations professional Tamara Stecyk, NAIT graduate Kat Versteegt and Fusedlogic’s Walter Schwabe.

 ”We’re setting our political differences aside to help those who really can make a difference
in children’s lives – teen parents. They are balancing school while raising a family and our goal of 65,000 diapers will make an impact for them and Terra Association,” says Elniski.

 By taking on the BE A BABY HERO TEAM DIAPER CHALLENGE, the Diapers on Wheels team agrees to collect a minimum of 3,000 diapers. Using the $1 = five diapers formula, donations may include both diapers and cash towards reaching the goal.  More information about the two-week long diaper drive can be found at www.sirthinks.com or www.terracentre.ca. Join the conversation on Twitter, hashtag #yegdiapers.

** Update: To Donate on behalf of the Diapers on Wheels Challenge, Click the Terra Cetnre logo below.  Enter the amount you wish to donate.  From the DROPDOWN menu in Additional Information section, Select Diapers on Wheels Team Challenge.  You will receive a tax receipt before tax season.

Media Contact for Diapers on Wheels:
John Winslow

C: 780.964.9095 | E: sirthinks@gmail.com

Diapers on Wheels thanks Digital Tea for donating the design of its team logo.

An open letter to All MLA’s, M.P.’s, All Candidates, and Supporters in Edmonton area.

Imagine the budgeting that goes into maintaining a household when you earn upwards of $60,000 per year, have one or two children and a working spouse earning another $30,000 per year.  Consider the stress of paying a mortgage, putting food on the table, making car payments, and paying all the other incidentals that come with supporting a middle class to upper-middle class lifestyle.  Now add a baby to the equation.  This is not just another mouth to feed, but another body to clothe and another bottom to cover.  This scenario has its strains.

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