Jake’s Diapers builds more community partnerships as COVID-19 numbers rise. Here’s a look at how we’ve helped out with Thompson Centre on Lourdes in Appleton.
With COVID-19 numbers again on the rise, we live with increased uncertainty about the future of the virus and a pending return to normal. The ongoing social distancing can and will create emotional impacts, and many organizations have recognized this need to focus on a “tripod” of wellbeing.
As an example, Thompson Centre on Lourdes is a nonprofit organization that normally acts as a social center to support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults, mostly those age 50 and up.
When the pandemic hit earlier this year, the organization shut its operations yet remained dedicated to supporting those three tiers of wellbeing.
“We were just trying to make sure that people are getting their resources,” said
Elizabeth Neuman, Executive Director at TcoL. “ So as I was making calls and some of my other team, they were making calls – we started hearing things like, “I need incontinence products.’”
That’s when they learned of Jake’s Diapers, and we partnered together to support these surfacing needs.
“What a blessing (Jake’s Diapers is) to others,” Elizabeth said. “(We) were so thankful for the Depends, Poise Pads and Soft Soap. It made my day – and I wanted to share their gratitude and mine – for all that you are doing for our senior population that are homebound.”
One woman who benefited from our partnership is legally blind and had recently undergone surgery; Elizabeth said the adult care essential products were a big comfort for her so she didn’t have to worry about incontinence issues.
“We want to ensure that people live with dignity, and organizations like (Jake’s Diapers) and others that we have been connecting with, make a big difference in so many people’s lives,” Elizabeth said.
TcoL recently announced reopening plans with COVID-19 precautions in place. The organization generally serves about 2,500 members with 25 or more activities each week, ranging from things like cards and cribbage, yoga and pickleball, a sewers group, choir and more.
About Our Diaper Drop Partners
Thompson Centre on Lourdes is just one of our many Diaper Drop partners Jake’s Diapers features regularly to shed light on the stories of the people we serve in order to increase awareness about the impact a donation of hygiene products can have on a single individual.
Make your impact today! A donation of $16 supports increasing community needs from the impacts of COVID-19 with partners like TcoL and others.