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Beyond the Basics: Pre Event Page

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.

Learn More

WestSide Baby is thrilled to host our community in where the magic happens at WestSide Baby: our warehouse! While the warehouse will be partly transformed for this event, we want you to have an opportunity to see the space in which we serve so over 100 community organizations and their clients.

Day-Of Schedule on September 20, Wednesday:

  • Doors open at 5:30 PM
  • Food & beverage available 6:00 PM
  • Program set to begin around 6:45 PM
  • Event ends 8:00 PM.

Activities & Program

  • We’ll have lots of fun activities, including an opportunity to sort donated diapers into bundles to give to clients.
  • There will be a photo booth, so bring your best Blue Steel pose.
  • Most importantly, we’ll have an inspiring program featuring several of our program partners. They will share first-hand how their agencies and clients utilize the support provided by WSB.

Food & Beverage

  • Rain City Catering will be serving heavy appetizers.
  • We’ll have wine and beer, courtesy of Full Pull Wines and Georgetown Brewery.
  • There will also be a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
  • There will be a small silent auction and golden ticket raffle. You’ll have a chance to win Alaska Airline tickets (to anywhere Alaska flies!), a package of Sounders tickets with a suite, and several other fun items.
  • We will also be inviting you to make a financial contribution to support our ongoing work.

A Weekend Getaway in Cornet Bay
Two nights for up to 8 guests at a one-of-a-kind cottage in Cornet Bay, alongside Deception Pass State Park

Enjoy an Evening Under the Stadium Lights

  • Four-pack of Sounders tickets in one of Lumen Field’s suites, plus a gift card to Georgetown Brewing
  • OR bid for Four-pack of Mariners tickets for the 2024 season!

Check out additional silent auction items…

  • A hand-crafted family sign created by a local designer
  • Get the best of both worlds with the “Night In/Night Out” entertainment package, including a brand-new iPad and movie tickets from the Historic Admiral Theater
  • Always a popular package amongst friends, enjoy a private wine tasting with snacks, for up to 20 people, at Full Pull Wines in SODO
  • Explore Washington’s beauty with a guided tour of the Washington Park Arboretum and Botanic Garden, hosted by the Director of UW Botanic Gardens

Wear whatever makes you feel good – and in the mood to have fun! While the event is in a working warehouse, it will be a festive evening. So maybe wear your best warehouse chic? We’re guessing you’ll see lots of business casual and cocktail attire.

Yes! We’re excited to have community members across King County and beyond to join us for a significant event to address diaper need.

Co-Host Beyond the Basics

Co-host are absolutely essential to a successful event. It has been proven over and over again that the majority of guests attend fundraising events because they have been personally invited to come by a friend, family member or colleague who is serving as a Co-host.

Build your own fundraising page – it’s really easy! Share it with your community and set a goal to reach together. The personal fundraising campaign kicks off September 1.

  1. Visit the Beyond the Basics campaign page
  2. Scroll down and click “I want to fundraise for this!”
  3. Create an account using name, email & password
  4. Add a note about why you support WestSide Baby and your fundraising goals
  5. You are ready to share your page on social media, email and text!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for Beyond the Basics? Our development team wants to hear from you! Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities for more information on how to support our work.