Give Back Bus Invades Hope Factory

As we settle into our new home at the Hope Factory in Little Chute, we’ve been lucky to host some larger groups of volunteers now that we have space.

In February, the Volunteer Fox Cities Give Back Bus dropped by with a busload of 20 employees from Great Northern Corporation to help us fold flats, prep cloth and assemble kits.

Connie Seegers was among those employees, and happy to learn about and contribute to our cause.

“It one of those issues/problems you don’t realize exists,” Connie said of Jake’s Diapers mission to solve hygiene need, and specifically through diaper donations. “Thank you for bringing it to the attention of the public. I loved the story of how Jake’s Diapers came to be. One person and thousands and thousands of diapers later … unreal! Everyone was very impressed and enjoyed their time helping. It was a lot of fun!”

This energetic group worked at three different stations to ready 1,560 reusable diaper covers for kits that will get distributed nationally, fold over 1,000 flats and prep 840 cloth diapers for shipments overseas, and wrap 9,900 disposable diapers that will be distributed in Green Bay.

“We recently formed a committee at our workplace called Great Northern Cares and our main goal is to help children and families, sounded like the perfect fit.

If you have a large group of people looking to make an impact in our community, you can learn more about volunteering at Jake’s Diapers by contacting our program manager Katie Kilsdonk.

Get more details on the Give Back Bus here.