COVID-19 Health and Safety for WestSide Baby’s Community

COVID-19 Health and Safety for WestSide Baby’s Community

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Thank you for continuing to do your part in keeping our community safe & healthy! COVID-19 Health and Safety COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement UPDATE: November 30, 2021 As we evaluate compliance with new King County and City of Seattle Executive Orders requiring vaccines, we will suspend consideration of all vaccine exemptions until further notice.  WestSide Baby will require staff and volunteers to be vaccinated by Monday, November 15, 2021, with considerations for exemptions for religious, medical, deeply held personal reasons, and children under the age of 12 (until the vaccine is available to children under the age of 12). We have chosen to require the vaccine because it is proven to be the most effective tool to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy, especially as the children we serve are unable to. Getting…
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Give JOY! Give Warmth! GIVE with WestSide Baby!

Give JOY! Give Warmth! GIVE with WestSide Baby!

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Give JOY! Give Warmth! GIVE with WestSide Baby! Give JOY!Give Warmth!GIVE with WestSide Baby! JOY: a source or cause of great happiness This week, our dedicated volunteers and staff are busy filling hundreds of requests for warm coats, rain boots, and other winter essentials. Every single request is handled with care and hope that JOY will be felt when the child receives their items.  Give JOY! In the next six weeks, WestSide Baby, with the help of our partner agencies, will distribute over 800,000 diapers and 500+ clothing bags to children within our community. Will you help us spread more JOY this year? Give Dollars for Diapers Give dollars for diapers through a one-time gift, or by subscribing to our Boxes for Babies monthly giving program, where your year-end gift…
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Take Action with WestSide Baby to end diaper need!

Take Action with WestSide Baby to end diaper need!

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It's National Diaper Need Awareness Week! Diaper Need is a lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy. Diaper need affects 1 in 3 families nationally and 23% of families in King County. Within this 23%, families from BIPOC backgrounds are disproportionately impacted by diaper need. Our social safety net does not ensure equal access to basic needs items. Nationally, low-income families pay up to 14% of their entire income on disposable diapers. WIC & food stamps do NOT cover diapers. And while the financial burdens of the pandemic continue, diapers are also becoming increasingly more difficult to afford with prices increasing 12% in under 2 years from the end of 2019 to June of 2021. Read the recent blog post from summer intern, Siona, to learn more.…
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Diaper Need is an Economic Justice Issue

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Diaper Need is an Economic Justice Issue By Siona Wadhawan In honor of September's Diaper Need Awareness week, our summer intern, Siona Wadhawan, wrote blog posts highlighting how diaper need is often MORE than just what it seems. Stay tuned for Part II later this month! While families across the U.S continue to face financial burdens exacerbated by the pandemic, diapers are becoming increasingly more difficult to afford. Diaper prices have risen at alarming rates since the beginning of the pandemic, becoming more expensive and inaccessible to working families. According to the Wall Street Journal, prices rose over 12% in under 2 years from the end of 2019 to June of 2021. This rise in prices comes on top of the increased financial hardships families are facing due to Covid-19…
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Join our board: Currently recruiting new members to start in January 2022!

Join our board: Currently recruiting new members to start in January 2022!

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WestSide Baby is currently recruiting new Board members to start in January 2022 Are you dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in your community and do you want to bring your lived experience, community connections, skills, and expertise to a nonprofit working toward social change? We encourage you to apply for a Board of Directors position, to start in January 2022! Interview with WestSide Baby's Board of Director's Vice-Chair, Erin Hulme WSB Staff: What are you and other Board members hoping to learn from new Board members? Erin: We are seeking new Board members with lived experience of the mission of WestSide Baby. As an organization authentically looking to meet community needs, we want our Board members to be able to speak to this need and engage with the true concept of diaper need, not just…
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Join me for a special conversation with storyteller Mia Birdsong!

Join me for a special conversation with storyteller Mia Birdsong!

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I am so excited to announce that Mia Birdsong will be joining me in conversation at Beyond the Basics, our upcoming virtual gathering! From Sarah Cody Roth, WestSide Baby's Executive Director I know you received our invitation to Beyond the Basics – a WestSide Baby Virtual Gathering, and I wanted to follow up to announce our program will include a conversation with Mia Birdsong, a pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. At the event, we will talk about her book, her podcast, and shifting the narrative on how we address poverty, specifically in relation to the importance of WestSide Baby’s vision to ensure every child has their basic needs met.  Read more about Mia below, and please join me at Beyond the…
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Announcing 2021 Corporate & Business Sponsorship Opportunities

Announcing 2021 Corporate & Business Sponsorship Opportunities

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New ways your business can support children and families with WestSide Baby this year! By Carina Schubert, WestSide Baby’s Director of Development Have your ever wondered how your company can invest in the community in a tangible way during a time when the need is growing rapidly around us?  A partnership with WestSide Baby as a corporate sponsor can ensure that children in your neighborhood have the most basic items they need to be happy and healthy. I am excited to announce our new sponsorship package, centering the needs of our community first, and providing necessary funds for WestSide Baby, and creating unique opportunities for your business to get involved. We need you. If you've been in our warehouse before COVID times, either volunteering with your co-workers or on a…
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We Stuffed the Bus!

We Stuffed the Bus!

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We did it! We collected over 400,000 diapers this summer! Thank you for being a part of our 20th year of Stuff the Bus. Our community came together to collect 405,597 diapers! We could not have done this without those who hosted diaper drives, collected basics for babies, donated hygiene items and used our Amazon Wishlist to get those most needed items to WestSide Baby. YOU helped us beat our 350,000 Stuff the Bus diaper goal! Stuff the Bus Impact In 2019, WestSide Baby distributed 1.5 million diapers to King County families in need. Covid-19 has made Diaper Need more complex this year and to combat the need, we have distributed over 1.1 million diapers so far this year. We are proud of this number and we are only able…
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Donate Items to Stuff the Bus!

Donate Items to Stuff the Bus!

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Stuff the Bus is Seattle’s largest diaper drive and is your opportunity to collect diapers to ensure all babies have diapers to be healthy and happy. Host a virtual diaper drive, donate dollars for diapers, subscribe to a monthly diaper subscription, or simply send a box of diapers to WestSide Baby today! #Diapersforallbabies **Starting this week, you can donate unopened diapers, wipes, soaps, shampoo, and diaper cream in support of Stuff the Bus!** White Center Hub Drop-off Days Every Wednesday10am-2pm Want to help Stuff the Bus by donating a few basic need items? Bring these basics for babies to our White Center Hub! White Center Hub Drop-off Event July 15th10am-2pm Bring the diapers & hygiene items you've collected this summer from hosting a drive to our White  Center location! South Lake Union Drop-off Event…
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THANK YOU video and letter from our Virtual Community in Bloom

THANK YOU video and letter from our Virtual Community in Bloom

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https://youtu.be/hW4P-W2Ul6o Dear Friend, Some great news in the face of many challenges - we raised $319,186 over the last week as part of our Community in Bloom virtual fundraiser! We are amazed at the generosity of you and our community in the middle of this unpredictable time. Thanks to you, we are able to continue to respond to the most emergent needs of our community right now. I am proud to continue working with the entire WestSide Baby staff, volunteers, board of directors, and our community toward our bold vision of ensuring children have the basic items they need to thrive and bloom.  I want to also say thank you to all of our sponsors, for stepping up and sticking with us during this change. A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor - Sarah Cecil of Edward Jones, who…
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