Hurricane Florence: Help Babies in North Carolina

by Jake's Diapers, Inc. Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Hurricane Florence: Help Babies in North Carolina

Summary

Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall in North Carolina. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our community partners, who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water. Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.

$5,000
total goal
$500
remaining
129
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

Diapers are an overlooked basic need and many caregivers are forced to choose between food & diapers. 44% of families in Lumberton live below federal poverty level, now being amplified by Hurricane Florence. Meeting basic diapering needs is a struggle, and many families find themselves forced to choose between food, rent, and diapers. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.

Solution

Just 12 cloth diapers can diaper a baby from infancy through potty-training, meaning these babies can finally have diapers, instead of going without. Through our community partners in Lumberton, we are helping local organizations leverage the funds they have available to better care for their babies in other ways. In many places, organizations see decreased infant mortality rates and increased quality of life through cleaner environments and more availability of basic living needs.

Long-Term Impact

As our partner organizations in North Carolina continue to have their diaper needs solved, they are able to save funds and plan for future improvements in their care. This can mean adding educational programs, offering better healthcare, improved quality of food (more protein!) - all steps that set these babies up for long term survival and productive members of society.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

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Organization Information

Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Location: Little Chute, WI - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Stephanie Bowers
Jake's Diapers, Inc.
Kaukauna, WI United States

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