Beyond the Basics

Donate today and together, we can achieve our bold vision where each child is a happy, healthy, and resilient member of our community.

Meeting the basic needs of children is more than just the diaper or car seat that we distribute. These items represent dignity, freedom, and joy for the child, and their entire family. For over 20 years, you have come alongside WestSide Baby to work collectively in support of the belief that every child deserves to have their most basic needs met.

Diapers are a universal need, and yet they are out of reach for so many families. We see the ripple effect that basic needs insecurity has on parents, caregivers, children and our whole community. We believe that when families have what they need to thrive, they can go Beyond the Basics.

In order to achieve our bold vision where each child is a happy, healthy, and resilient member of our community, we must go Beyond the Basics.

Will you be a part of this journey with us? 

Go Beyond the Basics – Donate Now.

We enjoyed a fabulous evening to reconnect with our community at Beyond the Basics – our largest annual fundraising event of the year! You can still support our mission by making a gift. Every donation allows us to provide diapers, car seats and many other needed items to families throughout the year.

Donate in our shared vision of a happy and healthy future for children and their families.

Featured Panel Discussion

As experts in the clients and areas they serve, Provider Partners ensures families are receiving needed basic items. More than 100 agencies spanning multiple disciplines and social service areas such as public health, social work, education and more, these intentional partnerships and collaborations are able to support our operations to reach various parts of King County.

Hosted by our very own Emily Edlin, Distribution Lead, we’ll engage in discussion surrounding support for families we serve, getting to know our speakers and looking to the future.

Vanesa Sanchez

Vanesa Sanchez | Family Advocate Windsor Heights
A program under SouthWest Youth and Family Services, New Futures is an out-of-school program, available at affordable housing communities in South King County. Services range from academic support, youth development, enrichment activities to increase access to opportunities and family advocacy. As one of our bulk provider partners, we provide 6,000 diapers to reach the 85 children New Futures serves. 

As a dedicated Family Advocate, Vanesa works with families with translation, transportation and parenting skills, while breaking down institutional barriers and engaging in their children’s education. 

Sam West

Sam West | Peer Community Specialist

Family Ways is a King County Public Health program supporting pregnant persons, parenting families and children up to age five.

Peer support is at the center of this program and as a Peer Community Specialist, Sam assists in navigating various systems and resources, such as health care, food, child development, housing, behavioral health support and caregiver resources. Family Ways collaborates with Community-Based Organizations such as WestSide Baby, nurses, nutritionists and social workers ensures basic needs and more are met.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!