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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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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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Labor Day Weekend Closure

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WestSide Baby will have holiday hours beginning Friday 8/30 The South Lake Union Branch will be CLOSED Friday - Monday, reopening on Tuesday, September 3. The White Center Hub will be OPEN for donations on Friday and CLOSED Saturday - Monday, reopening on Tuesday, September 3. Thank you for keeping children safe, warm & dry! See you soon!
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We’re Hiring!

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Volunteer & Program Relations Manager The Volunteer & Program Relations Manager supports WestSide Baby’s mission to “partner with our community” by engaging with individuals, corporate and community organizations to grow and maintain a vibrant and effective volunteer program and to manage those directly working with volunteers. In addition, this position supervises staff members with operations duties directly impacting our sorting and order filling processes. Responsibilities include overseeing an effective Volunteer Program through volunteer and staff management, strategy development and collaboration with programmatic and development goals.This is a full-time; 40 hours a week exempt salaried position at our White Center, Seattle office. This position reports to the Director of Programs and supervises 3 staff positions. Salary range is $45k-$50k depending on experience; generous benefit package, PTO and holiday pay available. Occasional…
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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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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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WestSide Baby Thanks Dorel Juvenile!

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At the end of 2017, WestSide Baby received 156 donated car seats from Dorel Juvenile and we’d like to take a moment to highlight this incredible partnership!   Dorel developed a special retail program in order to sustainably donate returned and unused car seats to organizations like WestSide Baby.   As Dan DeSimone, Dorel Juvenile Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance explained, ‘Some of the retailers returned car seats are sent back to Dorel Juvenile. These car seats may have been opened by the consumer but not used. For example, a consumer might try to install a product in the car and discover it does not fit. The product may have been taken out of the original plastic bag packaging, but otherwise be unused. For these specific seats, we have…
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