December 18th and December 19th
You have spread the word, hosted a JOY Drive, collected items, now it is time to celebrate your JOY with us! Come to WestSide Baby on Monday, December 18th 2pm-6pm Tuesday, December 19th 8am-12noon and enjoy a warm beverage and a big thank you from us.
Host a JOY Drive in November and December to collect new and gently used items for children in need.
September 25th - October 1st
This week is National Diaper Need Awareness Week and we are talking about the importance of diapers as an essential item for all babies and their families. In a recent study, we learned 3 out of 5 parents report missing school or work due to a lack of sufficient diapers required by childcare, daycare or early education programs. This unnecessary stress harms the well-being and health of both the parents and their children. WestSide Baby is a proud member of the National Diaper Bank Network and are proud to have participated in multiple ways this week including visiting our local government officials and requesting proclamations from our policymakers.
334, 692! That's how many diapers you helped to collect this summer during Stuff the Bus - together we beat our goal of 300,000 diapers to keep babies in our community safe, warm and dry!
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 - Monday, July 31st, 2017
We need your help to collect 300,000 diapers to help diaper babies from low-income families in Western King County. Help Stuff the Bus and join our journey to STOP #DiaperNeed.
Monday, May 22nd - Monday, July 31st 2017
If you're looking to donate, here's what we're running low on...
May 12th - 13th 2017
The Mama-logues - a comedy about motherhood, is two hours of spit-your-beer-out-funny in celebration of motherhood - is back again in 2017!
2 Travel Dads Visits WestSide Baby for Huggies: No Baby Unhugged
September 29, 2017
There are so many ways to help when it comes to organizations such as the National Diaper Bank Network. Of course, there are always the amazingly helpful ways of making financial contributions if you are able, but there are also ways that you can donate your time. WestSide Baby and other diaper banks always need volunteers to sort through donations and to fill orders that will go out into the community. If you’ve got a knack for folding baby clothes, great! If you live to organize books alphabetically or diapers by size, then there is a job for you! If you’re one of those people who is incredible at getting others to take action from the ground up, starting a diaper drive in your workplace or working with community businesses to do a larger diaper drive would be something you could do. Truly, the possibilities are endless.
King County Council recognizes Diaper Need Awareness Week
September 25th, 2017
Far too many parents have to make the difficult choice of changing a diaper or letting their child stay in a soiled diaper to help extend their limited supply. The Metropolitan King County Council today recognized the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1 as Diaper Need Awareness Week, the effort to ensure that all infants and toddlers can be clean, healthy, and dry by having the diapers they need.
“Lack of access to a supply of clean diapers can be a huge barrier to ensuring the health of vulnerable children throughout King County,” said Council Chair Joe McDermott. “Each year I am proud recognize Diaper Need Awareness Week, and organizations like Westside Baby and Eastside Baby Corner as they work combat this often overlooked problem.”
West Seattle Blog
Mar 20th, 2016
Interconnection was at the heart of what brought more than 600 people together this afternoon – not just theirs, but their interconnection with the people they were there to help via WestSide Baby, which now serves families in need all over King County.
The Seattle Times
Oct 2nd, 2015
Our Executive Director Nancy Woodland was interviewed for this piece in the Seattle Times examining the issue of diaper need.
King 5 Television
June 2nd 2017
Nancy Woodland is interviewed by King 5 Television as we kick off Stuff the Bus 2017 at St Joseph School
March 17th, 2016
A King County nonprofit is trying to keep up with the demand for diapers, car seats, and clothing, after a spike in homelessness countywide.
The Seattle Times
June 9th, 2017
A feature on Virginia Carmichael, a 100 year old volunteer for WestSide Baby who knits baby sweaters.
June 16th, 2017
Feature on WestSide Baby's upcoming Bring Your Own Diapers (BYOD) event at the Lagunitas Brewery in Ballard.
West Seattle Blog
June 14th, 2017
A celebration of a recent Stuff the Bus diaper drop off by Les Schwab store managers.