WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, toys and equipment.
WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects previously owned items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to South King County families in need. We work through local social service agencies already assisting low-income families. Agencies order items from us and deliver them to families who are homeless, living in transitional housing, or simply in need of a little help during a difficult time. We work toward a day when all babies and young children in our community have their basic physical needs met - enough diapers, food, adequate clothing, appropriate toys, books, and safe equipment for their care.
Since opening in 2001, we have distributed over $8.5 million worth of clothing, toys, baby gear, and other items. In 2011, we served almost 20,000 children!
WestSide Baby partners with more than 90 established social service agencies and has distributed over 7 million dollars worth of baby items to local low-income families. Just since 2005, we served more than 34,000 children.
Impactful - We have the passion and courage to do what matters and makes a difference.
Empowerment - We move people to action.
Sustainable - We make fiscally responsible business decisions and we make a positive impact on our environment.
Integrity - We are ethical, honest and decent.
Donna Pierce started WestSide Baby in 2001 because, she says, "I was one stressed-out, freaked-out new mom, even though I didn't have to worry about having enough money to feed, clothe, and diaper my babies. I couldn't stand imagining the level of stress felt by new moms with low incomes, no incomes, no healthcare, no home. WestSide Baby had to be born."
Annual Report 2010 Annual Report 2011
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The video below describes our current programs but in our old space. We moved into a larger space in 2010 and an updated video is coming soon.