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Sep 30, 2019

Help for Samara & Jalen

While the waters have receded, the cleanup in the Bahamas has just begun. On Great Abaco Island, there is rubble as far as the eye can see. Samara and her 18 month old son Jalen survived Dorian, huddled together as the roof blew off their home. As the winds blew, the walls shook- and then collapsed. Luckily, they survived. Others weren't so lucky. 

 With such immense devastation, Samara and Jalen are just trying to survive. They've built a small shack out of plywood, and covered it with a blue tarp. They both received medical care from our partners on the ground, and thanks to you, diapers for Jalen. Samara's face lit up when she received the diapers, a burden lifted from her shoulders. Now, Samara & Jalen can focus on other crucial needs. 

Through people like you- people committed to caring for people - over 100 children have received diapers. Thank you for being a beacon of light. 

 

Blessings,

~ Stephanie

 

Sep 9, 2019

Saving Baby Grace

In a garden in Jinja, Uganda, a town nestled near the shores of Lake Victoria, one would expect to see life growing. But this life was not the type rooted in the ground: a woman stumbled upon an abandoned 8-month-old baby, an event that would change the path of her life forever.  

The woman rescued the infant and brought her to Amani Baby Cottage, an organization that provides care for orphaned and abandoned children, with a mission to find permanent homes for all of the kids it serves.

The 8-month-old, Grace, had called Amani Baby Cottage home since she was found in fall 2018 - until this month when the woman who found her was finally able to welcome her as family.

Our wonderful friends shared this update about Grace and her new family:

“We have great news, Amani Family! Our sweet baby Grace is now being fostered to be adopted!!!

The wonderful woman you see holding her was actually the one who found her after she was sadly abandoned last fall. These wonderful people have been working towards becoming licensed foster parents since then and, just a few days ago, Gracie was able to join her forever family.

Though there is now a place at Amani that feels a little empty with Gracie gone, we could not be more ecstatic for her! We will still keep up with Grace on a regular basis and have sponsors continue to support her new family and our social workers during this transition for the next few years. Please join us in praying for Grace, her new family, and everyone at Amani during this sweet transition. 

Adoption into a forever family is one human act that in part emulates what He has done for us. Well done Mama and Papa Grace...we are here to support you through the foster to adopt process.”

Grace’s story is not uncommon. We serve abandoned babies around the world, and your donations ensure we can empower these individuals to live clean, prosperous and healthy lives.

Thanks for helping Grace and other babies just like her. 

~ Stephanie

 

About Our Global Efforts: Through a trusted network of  community-based partners Jake’s Diapers provides predominantly reusable options to solving hygiene needs worldwide. We have a growing list of diaper drops in countries outside the United States.

Make your impact today! A donation of $16 solves diaper need for moms and babies like the ones in our story

Aug 27, 2019

Cloth Diapers Free Mother's Anxiety in Puerto Rico

The Sandwich Generation refers to an individual who is caring for aging parents alongside raising children. It’s understandably a taxing scenario to act as a caregiver to dependents on both ends — and sometimes a little outside help is the only answer.

We recently bumped into a Puerto Rico mom who found herself in such a sandwich-like pickle.

“I heard her trying to come up with a plan because her mom was getting operated, and she had to save up because she had to take time off during her mom’s recovery,” said Loraine, a Jake’s Diapers partner who distributes our hygiene items to locals in Puerto Rico. This mother has a 12-year-old daughter who is in a wheelchair because of spina bifida. 

“I approached her and asked if she knew about cloth diapers and she was puzzled for a moment,” Loraine said. “I explained and talked to her about Jake’s Diapers and their amazing program. She looked at me dumbfounded and said, ‘I don’t have to worry about diapers? Oh, my God?! You just wash them?”

Loraine says the mother left happily relaxed, with a supply of diapers for her daughter.  This mom is one of many that Loraine has met recently, and we’re so thankful for the support you provide to make a difference in the lives of these families.

Thank you for helping people of all ages stay clean, dry and healthy. I encourage you to reach me at stephanie@jakesdiapers.org with any questions you may have. I'd love to hear from you!

 

~ Stephanie

 
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