Partnership Means ‘​​One Less Thing’ for Foster Parents to Worry About

As Jake’s continues to grow, we want to shed light on the diversity of the impact we make. Our partners include 501c3, school-based and faith-based groups that serve a diverse set of community needs, from foster care to afterschool programs, family needs and domestic abuse shelters, refugee work, poverty support, cancer patient programs and more. 

These collaborations mean partners can re-allocate time and money to instead focusing on their programs, while meeting human needs in the community. 

Today we are highlighting our partnership with Lakeshore Foster Families,  a Manitowoc County based, all-volunteer 501c3 that supports “foster and kinship children and the families who care for them by raising awareness and providing resources and support,” according to its website. In 2021, the program served 55 foster families and 170 children in foster homes.

Among the items foster families require are often, of course, diapers as well as feminine hygiene products. Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends receive diapers, pullups, wipes, and feminine hygiene products from Jake’s. 

“Without this service, we would only help supply these items one time to new placements,” said Board President Molly Stolp. “This has had a huge impact on our families. In 2021, through this program, we were able to supply 706 packages of diapers, pullups, or feminine hygiene products. We are grateful.”

Foster families echoed the help our partnership provides. Here’s just a few words from foster families in the program: 

“We foster two children and this has helped offset monthly expenses. It makes fostering less burdensome financially.”

“It is one less thing that I have to worry about buying every month and every little bit helps.’

“Being able to give our foster kids the same love and support as our biological children.”

Are you a 501c3, school-based or faith-based organization? Learn more about partnering!