(St. Louis, MO – NE Wisconsin) Cotton Babies of St. Louis, Missouri has donated three pallets worth of cloth diapers to Jake’s Diapers for its Hurricane Dorian relief effort. Cotton Babies is the leading supplier of cloth diapers in the world. The pallets contain a combination of approximately 3,500 cloth diapers, reusable inserts and wet bags. These diapers and accessories are donations coming from Cotton Babies’ national cloth diaper bank, called Share the Love.
“We heard about Jake’s donation drive for Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas and wanted to help,” stated Cotton Babies founder/CEO, Jennifer Labit. “These children and families are in desperate need of diapers. We had the diapers, and Jake’s has a proven track record of successfully getting supplies to the people who need them in times of crisis; so, it made sense to partner with Jake’s to get these resources to people who need them now.”
Earlier this week, Jake’s, through its Disaster Relief & Recovery Network, announced a relief effort to provide diapers and hygiene items to the Bahamas through AMAR, an international, charitable disaster relief organization. Weekly donations will be provided to AMAR, which has on-the-ground resources to get the supplies directly to Bahamian residents. “We are incredibly grateful for the support from Cotton Babies and their Share the Love diaper bank,” stated Stephanie Bowers, Founder and Executive Director of Jake’s Diapers. “With many still scrambling for food and shelter, they are also in dire need of diapers for their children. It’s a serious health and sanitary issue.”
In addition to seeking large quantity donations from suppliers, Jake’s has also launched a fundraising drive on the crowdsourcing platform Caring Crowd, so it can purchase additional supplies for the hurricane relief effort. To make an online donation, go to: http://bit.ly/savethebabieshurricanedorian. Individual donations, up to $250, will be matched by Johnson & Johnson. “Every dollar donated makes a difference,” added Bowers. “So, for the individual donor, they can feel great knowing their donation will grow and make an even greater impact,” To make a donation by check, send it to: Jake’s Diapers, 1775 Bohm Drive, Little Chute, WI 54140 and note that the donation is for hurricane relief efforts.
#About Cotton Babies: Calling St. Louis, MO home, Cotton Babies is a privately held, market leader in the juvenile product industry and a diverse retailer, offering cloth diapers and a wealth of other products designed to make parenting easy. Founded in 2002, Cotton Babies is a socially active organization supporting outreach programs. Cotton Babies products are sold on CottonBabies.com and through independent and major retailers all over the world. Cotton Babies major brands include bumGenius™, Flip™, and Elemental Joy™. Find Cotton Babies on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Share the Love is a national cloth diaper bank that provides cloth diapers to families in need by recycling donated used cloth diapers. Since 2012, Share the Love has been fighting to solve the diaper need crisis. The program collects donated diapers to be given to families in need.
About Jake’s Diapers: Jake’s Diapers, based in Little Chute, Wis., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing hygiene essentials to solve diaper need and end period poverty. Established in 2013, Jake’s Diapers was originally created to help 15 babies in an orphanage in Peru. That mission has expanded dramatically through the years.Today, Jake’s has impacted over 15,000 lives in over 20 countries including our own Northeast Wisconsin backyard. Jake’s is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network and is also rated Platinum on GuideStar, the highest nonprofit rating possible. You can learn more at: www.jakesdiapers.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.