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Every child deserves to be safe. Accidental death due to car injuries is a leading cause of death of children, but some parents are forced to choose between paying rent and buying car seats.

“A few weeks back a Mom came to me and told me that her car got stolen, the police had returned the car, but the thieves had stolen the car seat… I put in an order for a new car seat for them with WestSide Baby and it was filled in about a week, and they had a brand new car seat. Car seats are expensive, that’s the kind of thing that can make or break a family.”

                                                                                                           – April, Truman Head Start, Federal Way. 

Every child deserves to be warm. Children in low-income families often go without warm coats, underwear, socks or shoes that fit. Cold children are susceptible to illness and are less able to focus.

“We work with many families from Iraq and Afghanistan who had to flee war and violence. As a result, they have lost everything and are here trying to rebuild their lives. WestSide Baby provides an enormous benefit to these families. Many aren’t from this climate and the shoes and warm clothes provided have made the Seattle winters more comfortable.” 

-Zac, Lutheran Community Services Northwest.

Every child deserves to be dry. 10,000 children in King County under the age of three live in poverty. Because Food Stamps and WIC do not cover diapers, it is likely that many of these children are wearing soiled diapers because their parents are forced to ration their diaper supply.

“I had my baby when I was 16 years old. I struggled because I was a single mom and he was so young. I would wrap my son in clothing to soak up his messes and then just shower him off. My husband and I both work full time but we live paycheck to paycheck. Thanks to WestSide Baby I have diapers for my youngest son.” 

-Karen, Mom and Foster Mom to three young children.

We provide essential items to families and children in need in King County:

Last year we served 37,885 children, but still more have gone without.

Despite our growth, and the fact that in 2016 we distributed over 1.4 million diapers:

Your investment in WestSide Baby will allow us to increase our efficiency, effectiveness, and impact as we work to close the gap for our services.

We are effective. Prior investment has helped us refine our systems and establish a reliable method of serving more children each year – from 4,000 in 2006 to 37,885 in 2016. We’ve expanded our capacity and productivity through several strategic initiatives.

Zip code mapExamine WestSide Baby’s current geographic reach by downloading our Zip code map.

We have analyzed the need. We have strategically identified geographical areas of need, analyzed our potential impact, and are ready to make a greater presence in these areas.

We have a plan. By investing in several key components of our infrastructure, we’ll be able to reach more families in need. Areas we’ll be focusing upon are:

Dy December 2018 we aim to:

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For More Information Contact: Sarah Cody Roth, Director of Development, (206) 686.3124

Information Sheet on WestSide Baby’s Future