Help Wisconsin babies stay clean, dry, and healthy

by Jake's Network of Hope
Help Wisconsin babies stay clean, dry, and healthy

Summary

All babies deserve to be clean, dry and healthy. Yet 1 in 7 kids in the state live in families who struggle to meet the basic needs. With no federal safety net programs (WIC, food stamps) covering the cost of diapers, this is a problem. Our Eastern Wisconsin Diaper Bank program exists to solve this problem for more than 5,000 children struggling to have their diaper needs met.

$9,011
total raised
127
donors
0
monthly donors
4
fundraisers
7
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 more than $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 provides diapers at no cost to trusted partners, including schools, faith-based organizations and nonprofits already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Distributing through community partners ensures diapers reach those who need them most. It also provides partnering organizations with a resource 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

Organization Information

Jake's Network of Hope

Location: Neenah, WI - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @jakesdiapers
Jake's Network of Hope
Lyssa Schmidt
Project Leader:
Lyssa Schmidt
Neenah , WI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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