About Us

Our Story

Jake’s Diapers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps solve diaper need for infants, elderly and those with special needs. We believe this is essential for clean, healthy and active lives and creates a sense of dignity for those we serve. Because when we alleviate the ongoing financial burden of diaper costs, we empower recipients to pursue a higher quality of life.

Since the beginning in April of 2013, Jake’s Diapers has been blessed to impact lives in over 20 countries, including here in our own backyard in Wisconsin; through provisions of tens of thousands of cloth diapers and other hygiene products.

HOW WE SERVE

Diapers For All Ages – Jake’s Diapers solves diaper need for infants, elderly and those with special needs. This is essential for clean, healthy and active lives and creates a sense of dignity for those we serve. When we alleviate the ongoing financial burden of diaper costs, we empower recipients to pursue a higher quality of life.

Disaster Relief – Jake’s Diapers recognizes that every person is one disaster away from living in a situation that restricts access to basic necessities. We respond when disaster strikes, understanding the need to be clean and healthy after displacement or destruction. Supporting people impacted in this way restores hope and dignity while creating the opportunity to enjoy a better quality of life as they rebuild and recover.

WHO WE SERVE

As Jake’s Diapers has grown, we’ve noticed a need to help people meet basic hygiene necessities in various life circumstances, broken into four main categories:

Poverty: Individuals struggling to afford every basic need.

Refugees: Individuals forced to leave their homes due to conflict, natural disasters, human rights violations or persecution. This includes those refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons now living in poverty without access to basic necessities.

Veterans: Individuals who have served their country and now struggle to provide for themselves and their families.

Disaster Situations: Individuals dealing with the aftermath of a devastating natural or other disasters that impact their ability to access basic hygiene necessities.

Jake’s Diapers accepts donations of new & used cloth diapers and matches them up with babies in need. We feel so blessed to be called to this journey to help those in need, as our way of showing God’s love. If you’d like to make a donation or have a question about a donation, visit our contact page.

 

WHO IS JAKE?

In 2011 Stephanie was part of a women’s mission trip to a shantytown in Peru called Pachacutec. One day she visited an adult child care facility and what she saw that day would change the trajectory of her life.

She witnessed caregivers who cared for 15 babies and loved them very much. Unfortunately, they were forced to reuse disposable diapers because they had no other option. They had to make the difficult decision – food, water, shelter, or diapers.

Shortly after Stephanie returned to Wisconsin, she got married and had a crazy little kid named Jake. They used modern cloth diapers on him and decided to collect the cloth diapers he outgrew for those 15 babies and Jake’s Diapers was born.

It’s been years now so Jake is no longer a baby. Originally, Jake’s Diapers was created to help those 15 babies in Peru. Today, they’ve impacted over 7,000 lives in over 60 countries including their own Wisconsin backyard.