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Aug 22, 2019

Thanks for helping babies!

Things were tight: they were choosing between bills, food and diapers many months and “it was extremely exhausting,” Amy told us.

“We have been having extreme financial struggle since my husband separated from the army after 8 years of service,” she said. That is, until she found our Individual Aid program and was able to borrow a cloth diaper supply kit. 

“Thanks to Jake's Diapers, we now have the means to catch up on bills and breathe,” she said.

“It has given us breathing room and lessened the financial burden we were under. Less negativity in our home due to money strain and overall helped the health of our child. He suffers from eczema and the cloth diapers have helped him so much!”

Thanks for helping our military families stay clean, dry & healthy. 

~ Stephanie

 

About Our National Efforts: Jake’s Diapers provides reusable options to members of the National Diaper Bank Network to supplement their work with single-use items. We also maintain partnerships with a network of organizations throughout the United States to support their efforts to help others live clean, healthy and prosperous lives. In late 2018, we also launched a direct aid diaper loan program for individual applicants in the U.S.


Make your impact today! A donation of $16 solves diaper need for moms and babies like the ones in our story

Aug 5, 2019

Helping Wisconsin Moms

Across Wisconsin, working moms are more likely to have infants at home than nationwide: 72% of mothers in the workforce have infants in this state, compared to 63% across the entire U.S., according to the National Diaper Bank Network.

And with one in three U.S. mom suffering from diaper need, also according to NDBN, that’s a lot of working moms struggling to make ends meet. 

Most childcare facilities require parents to provide diapers for their children, meaning struggling to provide diapers also creates a hurdle when moms need to get to work.

“Nationally, 57% of parents experiencing diaper need who rely on child care said they missed an average of four days of school or work in the past month because they didn’t have diapers,” according to the Wisconsin Diaper Facts sheet on NDBN.

Four missed days of work or school because of a lack of diapers.

We recognize many families in our region of Wisconsin struggle on a regular basis with basic needs. In Brown County alone, 34% of families struggle to afford the basics of housing, food, healthcare, childcare, and transportation, according to United Way’s ALICE study. This equates to more than 3,000 children aged 3 and under whose caregivers struggle to provide enough diapers to keep them clean and dry.

Thanks to your generosity, here at Jake’s Diapers we operate the Eastern Wisconsin Diaper Bank to solve this need for working moms and families in our area. We're providing diapers to economically vulnerable families, serving over 1,000 babies each month, through a trusted network of over 20 community partner agencies.

 

The number one benefit our families report is that receiving diapers from Jake's Diapers allows them to go to work, look for work or go to school. 

Together, we're slowly wiping out diaper need one diaper at a time, until all Wisconsin babies have enough diapers to keep them clean, dry and healthy and caregivers can go to work. 

About Our Efforts in NE Wisconsin: Jake’s Diapers recognizes many families in our region of Wisconsin struggle on a regular basis with basic needs and hygiene necessities. This is why we’ve created the Eastern Wisconsin Diaper Bank Initiative to supply diapers to local families in need.

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.

 
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