Apr 8, 2019

Our State is Home to 2 Million In Need

While Wisconsin’s poverty rate is lower than the national average, according to a recent report by the Coalition on Human Needs and 9 to 5 Wisconsin — it’s still important to realize that more than 2 million people live either in or near poverty in our state.

The breakdown includes 638,000 people in poverty and 1.5 million people near poverty, according to an article on the Badger Herald. Many factors contribute to this situation, including low education and opportunity, single-parent family structure, low-wage, and part-time employment, barriers to employment, or a history of incarceration.

Jake’s Diapers work to solve diaper need helps lift individuals out of poverty, enabling them to reallocate funds spent on diapers towards other needs. 

For example, in our partnership with the Family Resource Center of NEW, we know that recipients of diapers through this program have been enabled to:

  • Take their child to childcare
  • Buy non-food items
  • Reduce stress
  • Buy food
  • Pay other bills

Consider supporting someone in need in your backyard. A donation of just $26 can diaper a baby for a month. This means for less than $1/day, you can diaper a baby in need for a year. 

Thanks for helping babies! 

~ Stephanie & the Jake's Diapers Team

Mar 12, 2019

"You changed my life."

A recent diaper recipient shares this: 

My name is Claire. 


You sent us diapers a few weeks ago. I was in shock at the box and then in tears seeing inside. 

I was able to attend a birthday party that weekend that I would have had to miss since I didn’t have enough diapers to go that long away from home. 

Every time I change my daughter I feel so much love knowing so many people cared enough to help me put clean comfortable diapers on my daughter!!! Even my older children love the diapers. Such cute prints and beautiful colors. 



This morning my almost 5 year old.
Put a diaper on his baby sister. She is 4 months old and love him so much. 

This was his first attempt ever.  

Thank you so much!!!!!!! 

~ Claire

 

Mar 12, 2019

Thanks for helping families!

Our work in Mexico continues! We've been partnering with DeHart Ministries for over a year now. Thanks to you, we've sent over a thousand cloth diapers, and can continue sending many more. This week another shipment leaves, and also includes some beautiful pillowcase dresses sewn with love by a local church.  Communication is a little tricky, as diapers are shared with traveling pastors and missionaries to distribute to families in need. This Diaper Drop is certainly unique, and so impactful. 

We recently had a diaper recipient share with us 

Every time I change my daughter I feel so much love knowing so many people cared enough to help me put clean comfortable diapers on my daughter!!! 

Thanks for making moments like this possible. 

~ Stephanie

 
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