There’s Another Way We Help Families Via our Parent Connection Partnership, and It’s Not Diapers

Jake’s provides hygiene products for free to our partner agencies, including diapers, period products and adult care essentials. Can you help keep it that way?

The first human services agency to serve Green Bay (starting in 1899!), Family Services is now a diverse organization solving complex community problems one program at a time. 

One of those programs is Parent Connection, a program that provides education opportunities to encourage, strengthen and support families. Together, Jake’s and Parent Connection are reaching families of young children in need. 

“Transitioning to parenthood can be difficult,” the organization says on its website, “which is why we’re here to help alleviate stress and provide the support you need to be there for your family.”

Now, you might assume that we’re here to talk about diapers. Afterall, this program is aimed at families of young children. While Jake’s does send diapers to Parent Connection to distribute to its families, we want to let you know: there’s more — and there’s something you can do to help.

We also work with Parent Connection to distribute period products to moms unable to otherwise afford these necessary hygiene products. Moms unable to afford diapers for their kids will likely also struggle to afford items to care for themselves, and our holistic help can alleviate loads of stress.

“The period supplies are appreciated by many,” says Kenlin Grams of Parent Connection in Oshkosh. “One mom in our program only has supplies when we are able to bring them to her. At this time, she has no daycare for her two children, so she is unable to work. The supplies are truly appreciated! Thanks Jake’s Diapers for all that you do in our community!”

In all of 2020, we were able to help 13,340 girls and women receive the period supplies they need. Yet – there’s even more we could do … and here’s where we need you.

We aim to keep our hygiene products free for our partners, and therefore free for the recipients. That all comes with a cost! We often have a steady supply of pads, yet we are limited in tampon availability. We need people to sponsor tampons today in order to meet partner requests for these products, so that moms like those enrolled in Parent Connection’s programs don’t have to go a week without.