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Mar 28, 2017

Myolaika!

100% diaper coverage. This is a term that never crossed my mind with my own children. What does it mean? It means having enough diapers to have a baby wear a diaper 100% of the time. It's related to diaper need, which is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy. 

One of our goals is to provide 100% diaper coverage for the babies we serve, like Myolaika and the other 75ish children of diapering age at the Rescue Center at Real Hope for Haiti. Myolaika was first admitted to the Rescue Center in November, weighing just 15.5 lbs at 21 months of age. She was referred to Real Hope for Haiti from Children's Health Ministries, another one of our Haiti Ministry Partners. I'm pleased to share with you she is doing well, and is still not a fan of pictures (note the lack of smile!) She's on the Medika Mamba program, which is a specialized peanut butter nutrition treatment for malnutrition. 

The Tiny Blue Diapers still fit her, but not for long! The Tiny Blue Diapers are part one of our color coded experiment, and we are pleased to report not only are they exceeding expectations (dry fast, contain diarrhea better than any other diaper), but that project is fully funded! Which means we are now moving on to phase II of: 

The Color-Coded Experiment

Project Tiny Blue Diapers: 500 Tiny Blue Diapers, for the tiniest (<10 lbs) babies: FULLY FUNDED!!!! 
Project Little Green Diapers: 250 Little Green Diapers for the little babies (10-20 lbs)
Project Not-So-Little Yellow Diapers: 250 Not-So-Little Yellow Diapers for the not-so-little babies (20 lbs and up!)

Yes, our next goal is to fully fund the Little Green & Not-So-Little Yellow Diapers.When this project is fully funded, the Rescue Center will have 100% diaper coverage! Here's where it gets even MORE EXCITING... 

We have an amazing opportunity coming up on April 3-7th, with GlobalGiving's Little by Little Matching Campaign. This campaign focuses on the power of change, little by little.  All donations will be matched up to $50, and the organization with the most funds raised wins amazing bonus prizes! To fully fund this, we need to raise $8,975. Each diaper is $17.95 (remember, modern cloth. Each diaper is used at least 4-500 times). We're sticking with the same brand (Imagine) and style (All-In-One), just in bigger sizes and different colors. 

Together, we can solve diaper need, just by adding up little amounts of change. Please prayerfully consider supporting this campaign, and join our Litttle by Little Event for reminders! Feel free to reach out to me at stephanie@jakesdiapers.org, I'd love to hear from you. 


With gratitude,

Stephanie Bowers
Co-Founder & Executive Director 
Jake's Diapers, Inc. 
stephanie@jakesdiapers.org
"A nonprofit diaper ministry, providing the basic need of diapers to babies, children, and adults in extreme poverty, whose caregivers have to choose between food & diapers."

 

Markendy
Markendy

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Mar 28, 2017

Myolaika's Road to Recovery

Myolaika, January 2017
Myolaika, January 2017

100% diaper coverage. This is a term that never crossed my mind with my own children. What does it mean? It means having enough diapers to have a baby wear a diaper 100% of the time. It's related to diaper need, which is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy. 

One of our goals is to provide 100% diaper coverage for the babies we serve, like Myolaika and the other 75ish children of diapering age at the Rescue Center at Real Hope for Haiti. Myolaika was first admitted to the Rescue Center in November, weighing just 15.5 lbs at 21 months of age. She was referred to Real Hope for Haiti from Children's Health Ministries, another one of our Haiti Ministry Partners. I'm pleased to share with you she is doing well, and is still not a fan of pictures (note the lack of smile!) She's on the Medika Mamba program, which is a specialized peanut butter nutrition treatment for malnutrition. 

The Tiny Blue Diapers still fit her, but not for long! The Tiny Blue Diapers are part one of our color coded experiment, and we are pleased to report not only are they exceeding expectations (dry fast, contain diarrhea better than any other diaper), but that project is fully funded! Which means we are now moving on to phase II of: 

The Color-Coded Experiment

Project Tiny Blue Diapers: 500 Tiny Blue Diapers, for the tiniest (<10 lbs) babies: FULLY FUNDED!!!! 
Project Little Green Diapers: 250 Little Green Diapers for the little babies (10-20 lbs)
Project Not-So-Little Yellow Diapers: 250 Not-So-Little Yellow Diapers for the not-so-little babies (20 lbs and up!)
Yes, our next goal is to fully fund the Little Green & Not-So-Little Yellow Diapers. When this project is fully funded, the Rescue Center will have 100% diaper coverage! Here's where it gets even MORE EXCITING... 
We have an amazing opportunity coming up on April 3-7th, with GlobalGiving's Little by Little Matching Campaign. This campaign focuses on the power of change, little by little.  All donations will be matched up to $50, and the organization with the most funds raised wins amazing bonus prizes! To fully fund this, we need to raise $8,975. Each diaper is $17.95 (remember, modern cloth. Each diaper is used at least 4-500 times). We're sticking with the same brand (Imagine) and style (All-In-One), just in bigger sizes and different colors. 
Together, we can solve diaper need, just by adding up little amounts of change. Please prayerfully consider supporting this campaign, and join our Litttle by Little Event for reminders! Feel free to reach out to me at stephanie@jakesdiapers.org, I'd love to hear from you. 

With gratitude,

Stephanie Bowers
Co-Founder & Executive Director 
Jake's Diapers, Inc. 
stephanie@jakesdiapers.org
"A nonprofit diaper ministry, providing the basic need of diapers to babies, children, and adults in extreme poverty, whose caregivers have to choose between food & diapers."

 

Wash day for the Tiny  Blues!
Wash day for the Tiny Blues!

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Mar 20, 2017

Diapers for those in Medical Crisis

I never cease to be amazed at how we are growing here in our Fox Valley backyard! We recently had the pleasure of providing diapers to a local family experiencing a medical crisis. Medical bills, travel expenses, and typical routine expenses have added up and created a financial burden for this family. Through your generosity and the disposable diapers collected from our NBC26 Diaper Drive, we are able to assist this family with diapers. While we focus on cloth diapers, sometimes they are not the best fit given all the circumstances. The diapers we provided are meeting the diapering needs of this child, and freeing up precious resources for the family to focus on getting healthy. 

I thank you for your continued prayers and support. I am continually in awe of the deep impact we are having with diapers. We have an amazing opportunity coming up on April 4-7th, the Little by Little Matching Campaign. This campaign focuses on the power of change, little by little.  All donations will be matched up to $50, and the organization with the most donors wins amazing bonus prizes! Together, we can help even more Moms and babies, just by adding up little amounts of change. Please prayerfully consider supporting this campaign, and join our Litttle by Little Event for reminders! Feel free to reach out to me at stephanie@jakesdiapers.org, I'd love to hear from you! 

With gratitude,

Stephanie Bowers
Co-Founder & Executive Director 
Jake's Diapers, Inc. 
"A nonprofit diaper ministry, providing the basic need of diapers to babies, children, and adults in extreme poverty, whose caregivers have to choose between food & diapers."
 
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