Circle of Change

by Jake's Network of Hope
Circle of Change
Circle of Change
Circle of Change
Circle of Change

Project Report | Dec 7, 2022
'A Sigh of Relief' For Foster Families'

By Lyssa Schmidt | Development Director

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.


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Jake's Network of Hope

Location: Neenah, WI - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @jakesdiapers
Project Leader:
Scott Sawinski
Neenah , WI United States

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