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May 13, 2019

Thanks for helping Big!

It’s a joy to introduce you to Big, one of the many babies we’re blessed to serve at our Diaper Drop Real Hope for Haiti. Thanks to you, Big and the other children at Real Hope for Haiti have an ample supply of diapers to stay clean, dry, and healthy.

Big’s mom died when he was 2 months old.  After his mom died he was being cared for by his grandma.  The dad had just been to visit him twice since the mom died. When his Dad visited him last summer, he was doing well. When he visited him again a month or so later, he found that Big was very sick. They decided that he needed to go to a hospital quickly, and Big and his dad traveled 4 hours by motorcycle and taxi to arrive at the clinic at Real Hope for Haiti. He was 10 months old and weighed 11 pounds when admitted. Over the past few months, Big has been staying in the Rescue Center, being treated for malnutrition. We’re excited to share that Big has now graduated from the Medika Mamba program, which means he has overcome his malnutrition. The picture above shows him now at graduation! What a happy, healthy little guy Big is! 

Thanks for helping Big! 

~ Stephanie

Apr 8, 2019

Diapers Empowering Teen Moms out of Poverty

From the beginning, Jake’s Diapers has leveraged partnerships with established organizations already serving people in need. It’s made it possible to easily connect with populations living in poverty, and create a wide-reaching impact around the world.

It’s also a source of inspiration, to realize the stories that come from the ripple effects our partnerships are creating.

HEAL Ministries in Uganda is one of our Diaper Drop partners. The organization’s aim is to “empower vulnerable, abandoned women and children in Christ-centered programs that teach sustainability and family preservation,” according to its website

Here’s an example of the lives they are saving, as summarized from HEAL’s website:

Imagine a 14-year-old mom kicked out of her family and village. She wants to end life because she is pregnant from rape but doesn’t. She chooses hope and family and love. That same 16-year-old, two years later, skips joyfully through HEAL’s gates with her 2-year-old child to drop her off in childcare, because she has to hurry off to High School — choosing education and hope.

HEAL Ministries considers this a success, and we do, too, thanks to your generous support. With diapers, her child can attend childcare, and she can attend school. 

Thank you for making moments like this possible. 

~ Stephanie

Apr 8, 2019

Thanks for helping babies!

Conditions in California have sparked concern that the state could continue to experience record-setting amounts of wildfires causing damage and destruction for those living there.

Eighteen million trees died across California in 2018, according to an article on Vox.com. While tree death is common and this number is actually a bit lower than in 2017 and 2016, it is still much higher than what is considered typical.

 “Normal background levels of tree mortality for California, what we would typically see through both insects and diseases, is well less than a million trees per year,” said Sheri Smith, a regional entomologist at the US Forest Service, in the article. 

And while tree death alone is not a predictor of wildfire activity, drought conditions over the last decade combined with human development and other factors put the state at risk.

 At Jake’s Diapers, we’ve responded to the devastation caused by California wildfires to help families displaced by the disasters. Ongoing donations allow us to provide diaper need for families with young children that are no longer able to return home, lose their jobs or experience other hardships because of the fires.

 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. 

Thanks to your continued support, we stand ready to help when the next disaster strikes. 

~ Stephanie

 
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