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A Record Breaking Tea Thanks To The WestSide Baby Family!

“We are… tied in a single garment of destiny.

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

 Martin Luther King Jr.

Wow! We barely have the words to say how amazing the 2016 Annual WestSide Baby Tea was. Because of the generosity of our supporters we smashed our fundraising target while having a great time to boot. Thanks to those who attended.

Some of the highlights from the event include:

  • Surpassing our goal of $380,000 for the Tea this year, and then we experienced a perhaps “once-in-history” moment of individual giving when one person matched all Raise the Paddle gifts so we can all celebrate more than $600,000 raised to support local children in need.
  • Meeting a match challenge at the $331 level with 73 participants  to secure an additional $15,000 in matching funds!
  • A wonderful speech by Vicki Clark, reminding us that we are woven together in a garment of destiny and that community is the center of it all.
  • Giving away wonderful prizes including Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air tickets, a 40″ TV,a family adventure package and a beautiful specially created diamond, swoop  necklace from Wyatt’s Jewelers.
  • Spending time with you, our WestSide Baby family.
  • Sharing our two brand new videos which shed a little more light on how our work impacts our community: (special thanks to Jac Howard and Betsy Boyer for their hard work on this project).


The Official Tea Photo Slideshow

Here are our fabulous photos from the amazing event (credit to our wonderful photographer Nathania Tenwolde!).  Feel free to share your own pictures with us on social media – follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Linked In.


If you were unable to make the Tea but would still like to make a donation, you can make a donation via our secure website.



Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsors

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And Our Sponsors

Alaska Airlines                                          Delta Dental of Washington                                  Banner Bank

White Center Food Bank                                                    West Seattle Food Bank                         Jim Coleman, DDS

M C Simmons Design                Nucor Steel Seattle                   Ventana Construction

Stuffed Cakes        True Bearing Productions      WEdesign, Inc.            West Seattle YMCA         Budget Blinds

Avalon Glassworks       Starbucks Coffee Company     Fit4Mom West Seattle     First Sound Bank

  Wyatt’s Jewelers   Intersection   Advanced Massage  Budget Blinds   Jackson, Morgan & Hunt, LLC.

Theo Chocolate     White Center Chiropractic   The Little Gym West Seattle    studio GREENE    West Seattle Thriftway    Serenza Salon & Spa    Deanne Sposari – eagleHome Mortgage       Sandra Hines – Windermere Real Estate