WestSide Baby is offering families affected by the government shutdown free diapers and wipes on a walk-in basis. “We already know many families in our community are unable to afford all the tangible basics. No more families should be without clean, dry diapers for their baby just because they are not receiving a paycheck during the shutdown,” says Nancy Woodland, WestSide Baby’s Executive Director. Families affected by the furlough should come to WestSide Baby anytime during open hours to receive diapers and wipes while the shutdown continues. Please bring proof of government employment. See our hours and locations here. If you are interested in supporting WestSide Baby you can donate online or donate diapers at any of our locations or collection sites.
Social Worker Led Frugal Life To Leave Nearly $11 Million To Children's Charities Friends remember Washington state social worker Alan Naiman as being frugal. He wore old shoes held together with duct tape, bought his apparel at the grocery store, drove jalopies and ate at cheap restaurants. But when he died of cancer in January 2018, at age 63, the people around him learned that he had quietly saved millions for a higher cause. Naiman left most of his $11 million estate to organizations serving abandoned, impoverished, sick and disabled children. "He left it all to charities — mostly to kids, the section of society that couldn't really help themselves," his friend Shashi Karan told NPR. Read more here.