Update: Stepping Up to Help Unpaid Government Workers

Pop Up Diaper Supply Event to take Place in Green Bay on Tuesday, January 29

With the partial government shutdown now past the four-week mark, many government workers who are furloughed or working without pay are wondering how to make ends meet. Day to day life doesn’t stop because the government is shut down. After missing at least one paycheck, many federal workers are struggling to pay for basics like food and medication, much fewer diapers. That’s why Jake’s Diapers, and its community partners, are stepping up to help with two important items: diapers and period products.

“Affording diapers and period products are a costly expense even for families earning paychecks,” explains Jake’s Diapers Executive Director Stephanie Bowers. “So, when there’s no money coming in, it quickly becomes a crisis. That is why we’re stepping up to help, so no caregiver has to choose between food, diapers, and period products.”

Jake’s Diapers, based in Little Chute, Wis., is a nonprofit diaper bank providing basic hygiene necessities (diapers and period products) to babies, children, and adults in poverty and disaster situations. “The shutdown has clearly become a crisis for many,” added Bowers. “It is our mission to help.”

Receiving assistance with diaper needs is easy:

  • UPDATE: A Pop-Up Pantry for furloughed government employees will be held Tuesday, January 29 from Noon until 2:00 p.m. at Family & Childcare Resources of Northeast Wisconsin (201 W Walnut St #100, Green Bay).  Furloughed workers must bring a government work ID and a birth certificate for each child needing diapers. For each child they will receive, at no cost, 100 disposable diapers and a pack of wipes. For those unable to attend the Pop-Up event, an appointment can be made for a later date by emailing: [email protected]

All diapers and period products are distributed free of charge to those in need.

“Nonprofits like Jake’s, and our diaper bank partners, step up to help because it’s the right thing to do,” stated Bowers. “There are a number of generous companies that help supply in-kind donations, but the need is growing beyond that supply. As we expand our efforts to help government workers, we also need the community’s help. We welcome financial contributions to help purchase additional diapers and supplies.”

CaringCrowd, proudly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, is doubling all donations made here.

Jake’s Diapers is a proud member of the National Diaper Bank Network.