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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

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

 

 
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