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Help Wisconsin babies stay clean, dry, and healthy

by Jake's Diapers, Inc.
Help Wisconsin babies stay clean, dry, and healthy

Summary

All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy. Yet 1 in 3 U.S. families struggle to meet the basic diapering needs of their children. With no federal safety net programs (WIC, food stamps) covering the cost of diapers, this is a problem. The Eastern Wisconsin Diaper Bank, an initiative of Jake's Diapers, exists to solve this problem for more than 5,000 children struggling to have their diaper needs met.

$2,500
total goal
$941
remaining
37
donors
0
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
3
years

Challenge

Diapers are a basic, yet often overlooked need. Struggling, low-income families in Wisconsin find themselves having to cut back on food, utilities, or childcare in order to provide diapers for their children. Disposable diapers can cost over $100/month for a healthy supply, and safety net programs such as WIC, Food Stamps, or Medicare do not cover diapers (cloth or disposable).

Solution

Jake's Diapers provides diapers at no cost to trusted community partners: social service organizations already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Distributing diapers through community partners ensures diapers reach those who need them most. It also provides partnering organizations with a resource- diapers- they are not normally able to provide, increasing the services they can offer and attracting clients who could benefit from their mission.

Long-Term Impact

By collaborating with local agencies who are working on breaking the cycle of poverty, the long term impact of solving the basic need of diapers has a positive socio-economic impact in our community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.jakesdiapers.org
Jake's Diapers Official Website!
Find Jake's Diapers on Facebook!
@jakesdiapers on Instagram!
@jakesdiapers on Twitter!

Organization Information

Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Location: Little Chute, WI - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @jakesdiapers
Project Leader:
Stephanie Bowers
Jake's Diapers, Inc.
Little Chute, WI United States

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