In July 2014, Seattle’s St. Joseph’s Baby Corner and WestSide Baby merged. Families and social service agencies have relied on St. Joseph’s since 1988, when two local women began collecting donations for babies in a simple cardboard box inside Seattle’s St. Joseph’s church.
Now we are one organization, with additional drop-off centers, improved and efficient distribution channels, more volunteer opportunities and an expanded reach to families across our community.
WestSide Baby distributed more than 1.4 million free diapers in 2016. Still, we were not able to meet the needs of all the families who could use the help.
Ten thousand children under age 2 live in poverty in King County. If those 10,000 children require an average of six diapers a day for 365 days, the total need is approximately 22 million diapers a year.
We want to be able to distribute more critical items more quickly and efficiently to the King County families who need them.
We continue to expand our services to meet the families who need them. In 2017 we aim to continue to grow and change lives.