Announcing our NEW Executive Director!

Announcing our NEW Executive Director!

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Announcing WestSide Baby's new Executive Director: Sarah Cody Roth! Stay up-to-date with all our announcements here. On behalf of the WestSide Baby Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that we recently offered the open Executive Director position to Sarah Cody Roth and she accepted! Sarah Cody Roth has served on staff at WestSide Baby for over four years, first as Director of Development and then as Deputy Director. As WestSide Baby has grown, Sarah has ensured we have the capacity we need to sustain a lasting impact, by leading long-term planning and staff development efforts while overseeing our development and marketing teams. Sarah has thirteen years of experience in leadership within the public and nonprofit sectors, focusing on policy and advocacy, public relations, fundraising and nonprofit management. She…
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Emergency Diaper Distribution: COVID-19 Response

Emergency Diaper Distribution: COVID-19 Response

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Emergency Diaper Distribution: COVID-19 Response Stay up-to-date with all our announcements here. While our community deals with the public health crisis of COVID-10, WestSide Baby is suspending our normal operations in order to focus our energy on rapidly adapting to what our partners and families need. We already know 23% of families with young children across King County experience difficulty affording enough diapers to keep their child safe, warm and dry and COVID-19 will have the greatest detrimental effects on the health and well-being of our community within families who are already struggling to make ends meet. On Thursday (3/12) we distributed 45,684 diapers and on Tuesday (3/17) we distributed 74,276 diapers for a total of 119,960 diapers as part of an emergency response to help families stock up on essential…
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Keeping our Community Safe: WestSide Baby to suspend normal operations beginning Friday, March 13.

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Keeping our Community Safe: WestSide Baby to suspend normal operations beginning Friday, March 13. Stay up-to-date with all our announcements here. Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 WestSide Baby operations will be suspended so that we can focus on adapting to meet the most urgent needs of the community we serve and so that we can do our part in keeping our community safe. We will be constantly assessing how we can support children’s most basic needs during this suspension of operations. As of now, we are unable to comply with Public Health guidelines within our normal operations. WestSide Baby relies upon groups of volunteers, many within populations most vulnerable to COVID-19, to sort and process a large volume of items collected from our community. Our normal operations pose too great…
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WestSide Baby Leadership Transitions

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WestSide Baby Leadership Transitions A LETTER FROM NANCY WOODLAND, WESTSIDE BABY’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friend and Supporter of WestSide Baby, I write to share news that, after thirteen incredible years, I am transitioning from my role as the Executive Director of WestSide Baby. I am deeply proud of our work to provide basic items to children and families throughout our community. This is the perfect moment for me to transition and make space for a new, dynamic leader to trust in this treasured, growing nonprofit. This is an exciting and also a difficult announcement to share.  This announcement is celebratory and tough. The celebration comes from knowing that WestSide Baby has made it through its adolescence and is primed and ready to launch into adulthood.  The staff and Board are…
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Diapers Offered During Government Shutdown

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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.
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Social Worker Led Frugal Life To Leave Nearly $11 Million To Children’s Charities

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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.
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diono Donates $30,000 worth of Booster Seats to local non-profits

diono Donates $30,000 worth of Booster Seats to local non-profits

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diono Donates $30,000 worth of Booster Seats to local non-profits [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=vqIvLbaappI[/embed] Seattle, WA. (July 24, 2018) – diono®, the Pacific Northwest’s award winning designer and manufacturer of car seats and strollers for babies, today announced they will be donating $30,000 worth of booster seats to two local non-profit organizations, WestSide Baby and Treehouse, which they will provide to underprivileged families and foster children. The booster seat donation pick-up was held on July 24th at 2:00 PM at Diono’s headquarters in Sumner, WA. “It is important to us that we give back to our community that has provided so much support to us over the past 20 years,” said Scott McAllister, Brand Manager of Diono. “Diono is a local Northwest business that is passionate about children’s safety no matter where they are…
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WestSide Baby & Best Starts for Kids!

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So excited to announce this amazing new partnership! A grant from BSK will allow us to further measure and evaluate the effectiveness of providing basic needs to support healthy child development, use outcome measurements and demographic data to significantly expand our services with an equity-based approach, and advocate for basic needs as part of proven long-term solutions for healthy childhood development. Click this link below to read more! https://beststartsblog.com/2018/04/18/announcing-our-basic-needs-awardees/
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WestSide Baby Partners with Sea-Town Real Estate

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We're delighted to announce an exciting partnership with local West Seattle realtors, Sea-Town Real Estate! For all those that are currently in the housing market, Sea-Town Real Estate has agreed to donate 25% of their commissions to WestSide Baby, as long as the buyer or seller simply mentions our name. We are incredibly thankful to the Sea-Town Real Estate team for choosing our organization so that we can continue to serve the children of western King County together. To learn more about Sea-Town and how you can be involved, visit https://sea-town.com/giveback and be sure to spread the good news with your neighbors! [embed width="600" height="400"]https://youtu.be/FuvzaBZDGJA[/embed]  
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