Circle of Change

by Jake's Diapers, Inc.
Circle of Change
Circle of Change
Circle of Change
Circle of Change

When it comes to our country’s veterans, it’s never too late to say, “Thank you.” This statement is at the heart of what became the nonprofit known as Old Glory Honor Flight. 


Old Glory Honor Flight is dedicated to honoring our local veterans, one mission at a time. The organization takes local veterans on a free, one day “tour of honor” to the nation’s capital to see the memorials built in their honor. Old Glory Honor Flight gives veterans an opportunity to heal, find closure, pay their respects to fallen comrades and form new friends . In general, Old Glory sees this as a meaningful way for our community to thank veterans for their service.


The organization is almost entirely volunteer run; Jake’s Network of Hope partnership is able to help the nonprofit through a partnership to support its operations.


“Our partnership with Jake’s helps stretch our limited dollars for supplies and volunteer gifts; being mostly volunteer run, I love that we can give our volunteers a nice gift without worrying too much about our budget,” stated Old Glory Honor Flight Executive Director Diane. 


In the coming months, Old Glory Honor Flight plans to utilize its partnership to supply basic hygiene needs to veterans’ homes. 


A family member of a veteran that participated in a Old Glory Honor Flight stated, “My dad graduated from High School and immediately enlisted in the army. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam. His proudest moment was going on the Glory Honor Flight. The day brought him to tears often and it helped him heal.”


Thank you for your support of our programs during 2022. Your ongoing gifts continue to create amazing change for all those we partner with and serve across the globe.


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Jake’s partners with many regional food pantries in order to enhance efforts and resources available to people in need. Partnering with pantries is a great way to get many basic needs items in one spot for individuals using this type of service.


Kingdom Come of Oconto County is one of those partners, and we have been working together for several years. During the pandemic, Jake’s was able to provide a large percentage of the pantry’s goods for its people in need.


Belinda of the pantry said recently many families are finding out about the diapers and adult incontinence products, and we are blessed to provide these to individuals in need in the Oconto area. Recent reductions in other resources as well as area pantry closures are impacting area residents, she said.


“The closure of local NEWCAP food pantries, the ending of max Covid SNAP benefits and the end of CARES act rental evictions protections have negatively affected our clients,” she said, also citing high gas prices (many clients commute 80 miles a day for work) and increasing inflation are also taking its toll. 


Jake’s is happy to continue this ongoing service to individuals in need in partnership with Kingdom Come and other area food pantries. Donate today to provide daily living essentials to families during the holiday season. On our donation page, you can choose a category to ensure your gift goes towards projects aligned with your personal interests, mission or passion. 


Thank you for your support of our programs during 2022. Your ongoing gifts continue to create amazing change for all those we partner with and serve across the globe.


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

The holiday season is an especially difficult time for individuals struggling financially, and we believe that no one should go without basic needs during this time - restoring a sense of self-worth during this should-be celebratory time.


For more than 70 years, Goodfellows of Clintonville has been working to ensure there is “No family without a Christmas in the Clintonville and Marion school districts.” 


The Goodfellows of Clintonville and Marion, through an Annual Holiday Distribution, provide food vouchers, winter coats, boots, blankets, personal care items, and toys for the children and families in need in their communities. 


The drive begins in early November, when volunteers begin collecting the names of potential recipients. Local churches, service organizations and businesses have contributed everything from toys, mittens and caps to blankets and comforters, with every item contributed, finding a good home.


Many of the same organizations have provided countless volunteer hours towards making the annual event a success by their assistance during distribution week.


In 2020, Goodfellows of Clintonville partnered with Jake’s Network of Hope to help stretch their dollars to get the items needed to support their families.


“I love that we can find many of the items our families need in one place. I love that the people that work at Jake’s have such an abundance of hope and compassion,” Mari, Goodfellows of Clintonville and Marion. 


Goodfellows of Clintonville utilizes Jake’s Hope Hub to purchase many of the basic toiletries items including; diapers and wipes for nearly 1,000 families with children in the home during the holiday season.


“Basic personal hygiene can go a long way to positive self image. That can only help families struggling to take a step forward,” Mari, Goodfellows of Clintonville and Marion. 

Thank you for your support of our programs during 2022. Your ongoing gifts continue to create amazing change for all those we partner with and serve across the globe.


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

When a family is struggling with personal or financial challenges, this can have grave impacts on youth’s ability to pursue a quality education. For example, a lack of period products is among the top reasons girls miss school.

Jake’s actively works to combat this issue through key partnerships with regional school districts, including Oshkosh, Appleton and Green Bay area schools. We provide pads and tampons for schools to stock for girls in need as part of our On the Dot program, and school staff can source diverse basic needs (from clothing to school supplies, hygiene, toys and more) from our My Neighbor Wisconsin Hope Hub resource center.

Here’s a few examples from 2022:

“We are providing free period products in our bathrooms for high school students. This is very helpful to keep them in school during this time for them.” — Kelly, Appleton Area School district/Appleton East High school

“Our intermediate female students now have a locker designated for period products that they can access at any time they need. The products in the locker came from Jake's Network! We have already had students use the locker.” — Leah, Jefferson Elementary School, AASD 


Thank you for your support of our programs during 2022. Your ongoing gifts continue to create amazing change for all those we partner with and serve across the globe.


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Foster parents can oftentimes feel overwhelmed by caring for one or multiple children with many needs, including support from past traumas, medical conditions, developmental disabilities and behavior problems that require extra care. 

Lincoln's Foster Closet, a 501c3 non-profit based in Kaukauna, WI, is one of Jake’s community partners who is supporting these children and families in the foster care system with basic needs and enrichment programs.

After volunteering at Jake’s with her daughter a few times, Shana learned more about Jake’s and the resources it provides. She and her daughter were inspired to start Lincoln's Foster Closet and partner with Jake’s to provide an elevated experience to foster care families. 

Lincoln’s Foster Closet utilizes Jake’s Hope Hub (part of its My Neighbor program) to purchase items such as clothing, personal hygiene, and baby care needs for a fraction of the price. 

“Our favorite thing about the hub is the affordability. We get a lot of needs for a fraction of the price and it goes a long way.Saving money and helping families/children which is our favorite thing to do,” Lincoln Foster Closet Founder Shana  said.

Our Foster program partners are all working hard to provide foster children with a childhood experience. By partnering with Jake’s Network of Hope, the anxiety around providing the basics for these children can be reduced, which allows energy to be focused on providing a better experience for the child. 

“We absolutely love the assortment of items that bring a sigh of relief and joy to our clients. Plus the staff and volunteers are absolutely amazing, helpful and so kind,” stated Shana, “ Jake's Network of Hope is such a life saver, money saver, and a blessing we truly appreciate. We hope Jake's is around for many, many years to come.”

Thank you for your support of our programs during 2022. Your ongoing gifts continue to create amazing change for all those we partner with and serve across the globe.


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Location: Neenah, WI - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @jakesdiapers
Project Leader:
Scott Sawinski
Neenah, WI United States
$11,052 raised of $43,200 goal
261 donations
$32,148 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Jake's Diapers, Inc. has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.