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Jul 22, 2019

Community Remembers Carr Fire, With a Dozen Extra Little Ones in Tow

It probably comes as no surprise that we love babies here at Jake’s Diapers, and so a recent news report about the birth of 12 babies within a single fire department this year caught our attention.

Nine families in Redding, California, welcomed little ones over the last year - three families adding a set of twins, according to this report on WHDH.com. Their fathers all actively battled wildfires in the area in 2018, and thanks to you, we helped diaper babies impacted by the same wildfires these firefighters fought. 

The one-year anniversary of the Carr Fire, a disaster that impacted Redding and communities nearby, is this month (July 2019). 

"Our community's been through a lot in a year,” said Kim, in the KRCRTV report. “A year ago, this town was a very harrowing and frightening place to be, and so we want to honor what we've been through, and a year later to also recognize really amazing generosity, compassion and grit of the whole community, and kind of close the door to one year, one year behind us." 

Disaster recovery is a long-term effort and we’re just one piece of the puzzle. Thanks to all those who support us in the cause, and to the others who help those in need. 

Through you, we stand ready to help when the next disaster strikes. Thanks for all you do to make the world a better place. 

~ Stephanie

 

About Our Disaster Relief Efforts: Jake’s Diapers recognizes that every person is one disaster away from living in a situation that restricts access to basic necessities. We respond when disaster strikes, understanding the need to be clean and healthy after displacement or destruction. Supporting people impacted in this way restores hope and dignity while creating the opportunity to enjoy a better quality of life as they rebuild and recover.

Jul 20, 2019

Recognizing Refugees

Tick, tock. Tick, tock.

A minute shaves off the clock.

And in that 60 seconds, 20 people around the world abandon everything to escape war, persecution or terror, a statistic from the United Nations.

These refugees experience forced hardships because of this need to escape, and World Refugee Day on June 20 is meant to educate around the cause and their needs.

We support awareness of World Refugee Day as refugees are one of the four groups of people most in need whom we serve. 

At Jake’s Diapers, we recognize refugees as individuals forced to leave homes due to conflict, natural disasters, human rights violations or persecution. This includes those refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons now living in poverty without access to basic necessities.

“An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home,” according to the UN Refugee Agency’s website. “Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.”

We know when families are fleeing, diapers and other basic hygiene needs are left behind. With statistics showing just how many children are impacted, there are a lot of lives we need to work to help. 

For World Refugee Day 2019, consider a donation to Jake’s Diapers to help a family remove the financial burden of hygiene needs as they settle into a new life somewhere else, starting from scratch.

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.

Jul 15, 2019

Muffy

It is a joy to introduce you to Muffy, one of the many children at our Diaper Drop Sarah's Covenant Homes. Her caregivers share this:

Muffy is an affectionate and adorable 1-year-old with big brown eyes and a beautiful smile. She has already stolen our hearts and garnered the attention of all at Joy Home- kids and caregivers alike. Muffy is such a content little girl. She has been adjusting well since her arrival last December. She came directly from the orphanage where being held by caregivers is a rarity. Our hearts rejoice for her as she is now part of a family style environment where she will feel loved, known, and cherished.

Thanks to your continued support, Muffy and the other children at Sarah's Covenant Homes have an ample supply of cloth diapers to keep them clean, dry and healthy. 

 

Thanks for helping Muffy! 

~ Stephanie

 
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