About TCO

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Our Mission and Values

Mission

The mission of The Cloth Option is to advocate for and provide access to cloth diapers and other reusable hygiene products to reduce diaper need and protect our environment for future generations.

 

Vision

The Cloth Option envisions a sustainable world free of diaper need where cloth diapers and similar products are accessible to all, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or family structure.

 

Core Values

● Integrity

● Community

● Social Justice & Equity

● Sustainability

The Cloth Option is a collective of cloth diaper advocates working within their local communities to promote cloth diapers as a sustainable alternative to single-use diapers. As part of our mission, we distribute cloth diapers and other reusable hygiene products to families in need, work with like-minded non-profits to address diaper need, and advocate for cloth diapers by way of education and community involvement.

The Cloth Option identifies as secular and social justice-oriented and we welcome advocates of all backgrounds who share our vision of an open, transparent, and accountable organization. Our local advocates are the members of our organization and the organization belongs to them.

Impact

Since our founding in October 2018, we have distributed over 66,000 cloth diapers to hundreds of families in need across the United States, replacing at least 13.3 million disposable diapers.

2022 Board of Directors

Sadie Cora, Board Chair

Sadie Cora, Board Chair

Sadie Cora is a founding member of TCO who is passionate about issues of social, educational, and environmental justice. Sadie is a public school educator in western Massachusetts, where she lives with her spouse and their daughter. Sadie is honored to serve her fourth term as the Chair of TCO's Board in 2022.

Sandra Bildstein, Secretary

Sandra Bildstein, Secretary

Sandra Bildstein is a founding member of TCO, and has served on the Board since its founding in 2018. She is currently serving her third term as Board Secretary. Sandra lives in Ohio with her family.

Laura Maio, Treasurer

Laura Maio, Treasurer

Laura Maio has served proudly as TCO's Treasurer since its founding. Laura lives in Rhode Island with her family.

Nevette Bailey, Director

Nevette Bailey, Director

Nevette Bailey is a trained ballerina turned software engineer and cloth diaper advocate. She is passionate about issues of social justice and inclusion, and is the chair of TCO's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Bailey lives in New York City, and is currently serving her second term on TCO's Board of Directors.

Katie Hair, Director

Katie Hair, Director

Katie is a proud mama of two boys and wife of a firefighter. Residing in Las Vegas, Katie owns and runs a private practice offering psychotherapy to Nevada residents. For fun, she enjoys running outdoors in the desert trails and has completed multiple half marathons over the years. Katie is an experienced cloth diapering mother and passionate about advocating for the use of cloth diapers, reducing diaper need, and assisting families. Katie proudly joined the TCO Board in 2022.

Sherveriria Harris, Director

Sherveriria Harris, Director

Sherveriria Harris is proud to join the TCO Board for 2022. Sherveriria lives in Ohio with her family.

Courtnay Harvey, Director

Courtnay Harvey, Director

Courtnay Harvey lives in Florida with her family. She is currently serving her fourth term on TCO's Board.