Selfless and Joyful Service: A Dynamic Force for the Community

Volunteer in the Sorting Room of First Warehouse checking on clothes

“Volunteers are the heart of our organization. We truly couldn’t serve the number of families we do without them. Every child that receives our items has the volunteers to thank first and foremost. We’re all deeply appreciative of the work they do.”

– Kristin Monahan, Site Lead

Our work progresses day after day through collaborative efforts, meaningful partnerships and relationships in the community, united by a vision to equip families with essential items towards a happy and healthy life; this especially cascades through our volunteers, steeped in selflessness and service. 

A dynamic force at WestSide Baby, volunteers bring inspiration , and without hesitation, dive into the often demanding and crucial projects, such as celebrating the growth of a family by curating a colorful order for a newborn to ensuring quality items are ready for rough and tumble play at school. This commitment continues to shine through everyday volunteers step into our warehouse, and for that, we thank you.  

“I think from a labor standpoint, our volunteers are truly the life force of the entire Westside Baby operation. Their time and labor contributions not only make a difference but are essential to how this place runs. Volunteers contribute to the communities that we serve, in ways that are often out of sight from an individual standpoint, but are transformative and restorative in a system built on the exploitation of inequity. It has been amazing to get to work with so many well-intentioned people and I am truly honored to be here among them.”

– Jarrod Kluk, Program Coordinator

We’re grateful to stand side by side with our volunteers, and this week we especially had the chance to place our volunteers in the spotlight during Volunteer Appreciation Week, culminating in a quaint tea party to celebrate the heart and soul of WestSide Baby.  

Upcoming Events in 2023

From open houses to campaigns, Join WestSide Baby at these upcoming events.

GiveBIG | Early Giving begins April 18, GiveBIG runs May 2 – May 3

GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in our communities. When we give, we take a proactive step towards creating the society we want to live in.

Mama-logues | May 12 – May 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Seattle’s very own Comedy Variety Show about Motherhood is returning for 2023! After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re back with new content and laughs for anyone who is, knows, or has a mom! This show benefits two local non-profits: Open Arms Perinatal Services and WestSide Baby.

From the Bottom Up | Begins June 2023, more details soon!

From the Bottom Up is our community’s largest diaper drive! Join WestSide Baby to help ensure babies have the diapers they need to be healthy and happy from June to July 2023.