News and Events
During the month of December, WestSide Baby expects to serve 1,500 children with items to keep them Safe, Warm and Dry. By supporting our efforts to distribute more than 30 car seats, 500 bags of clothing and 25,000+ diapers this holiday season, you can give a gift that directly helps local families facing crises. Joy all around!
Ongoing - WestSide Baby Tours!
Date/Time/Location/Cost: Whenever you have time to stop by we'd love to show you around! The Details: We would love to show you how we keep 22,000+ local kids drier, warmer and safer each year! Email Sarah to learn about the programs and inner workings of WestSide Baby. Includes free parking, Q&A with staff and volunteers and a tour of our amazing distribution center. Feel free to bring family, friends and anyone who may be interested in the mission of WestSide Baby! How it Helps Families in Need: We want to spread awareness about the issues we are working to solve and show donors just how much impact their support has on being able to serve local kids in need. More Information: contact Sarah at email@example.com or206.686.3124.
WestSide Baby held its fourth-annual cocktail benefit at Emerald City Trapeze, raising $80,000 for children and families in need throughout King County. The evening included an auction, live music, aerial performances, tasty appetizers and, of course, delicious cocktails.
The Sounders and Virginia Mason teamed up to support WestSide Baby for a Diaper Drive at the game against the Houston Dynamo. In addition, the amazing Sounders FC hosted more than 100 of our very deserving clients, their families and some of our Provider Partners who serve those in need.
May 10th – West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day
Hundreds of households participated in the largest neighborhood garage sale in the city!! Thank you to everyone who donated their left-over items and special thanks to the Kids Shopping Squad members who shopped sales for us using our "Most Needed Items" shopping list.
May 9th - Stroller Strides Summer Kickoff
Thank you for collecting more than 2600 diapers and much more! More Information: visit the FIT4MOM website or Facebook page
May 6th - GiveBig
Thank you for helping us raise $22,000 on May 6th!!
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
We love celebrating healthy kids! Thank you to the West Seattle YMCA and the Matt Griffin YMCA for letting us be a part of this fabulous event!
Eastridge Egg Hunt & Diaper Drive
Wonderful turn out on April 19, 2014 at at Lincoln Park for this year's GIGANTIC egg hunt and diaper drive! Thank you to everyone who stopped by with a package of diapers!
13th Annual Tea Benefit
Thank you to all who braved the snow to join us for Tea on February 9th! The afternoon was filled with inspiration and fun! Most importantly, your generosity raised $255,000 to support local children in need! Contact Sarah if you are interested in hosting a table for 2015! firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 686.3124.
2013 Joy Drive Campaign
Thank you to all the families, businesses, and individuals who hosted donation drives on our behalf at the end of 2013 to help us keep our shelves stocked! We had a record breaking year with over 50 drives collecting 30,000+ diapers and $6,800 to support our mission!
Shake, Rattle & Fly - Annual Cocktail Benefit
Thank you to all our supporters who helped us raise a record $75,000 on September 27th at our Annual Cocktail Benefit! We hope you had a fabulous time at this unique event featuring live trapeze, music by Not Dead Yet, delicious local food, spirits, dancing. We hope to see you again next fall!
Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive
Thank you to all our supporters who helped make Stuff the Bus a success this July! We've just about reached our goal of 250,000 diapers! This was our biggest annual diaper drive yet and your support helps us keep thousands of kids drier through our diaper distribution program each year. Thank you!
Thank you to Roxbury Spine & Wellness Clinic for hosting this wonderful event with WestSide Baby being the beneficiary! We certainly appreciate your support and involvement in our community!
Thank you to all our donors who contributed $19,000+ for GiveBig on May 15th. Your gifts helped us secure a few thousand dollars in matching funds from the Seattle Foundation!
Thank you to everyone who dropped by with donations during and after Garage Sale Day! We collected 12 bins worth of wonderful items we can give to families in need!
Thank you Laurie Levy and the rest of the cast & crew who hosted Mama Logues to benefit WestSide Baby on April 26th and 27th. The show was wonderful and we appreciate the opportunity to be part of this comedic mom-tastic event! We are already looking forward to next year!
Thank you to West Seattle's new Stitch & Sew Studio, for hosting a fabulous book trunk show on our behalf on March 16th, 2013! Through this event we were donated a selection of Usborne books to distribute to kids in our community.
Thank you to the 550+ guests and 40+ volunteers who joined us on February 10th, 2013 at the SeaTac Hilton for tea! As our largest annual fundraiser, this year we were able to raise a record of $225,000 to support local kids in need! If you are interested in hosting a table at next year's event or learning about sponsorship opportunities, email Sarah or give her a call at (206) 686-3124. To watch our "Families Helping Families" video featuring Lillian click here!
Joy Donation Drives
Thank you to all our 'Joy Drivers' who collected bundles of great items to be redistributed in our community in December 2012! Your support means we will be able to keep more kids safe, warm and dry in the coming months!
Stella & Dot Trunk Show
Thank you to Stella & Dot representative Amy King for hosting a Trunk Show to benefit WestSide Baby on December 11th. If you missed the show and want more information, email Amy King or visit the event webpage here to shop online as part of this event.
Salty's Benefit for WestSide Baby Sets New Record!
Thank you to all our supporters who made it out on November 13th, 2012 to Salty's on Alki for Tune-Up Tuesday! We set a new record for amount raised at Tune-Up Tuesday with a combined total of $1,708 to support our car seat distribution program. Car seats, as you know are a vital piece of essential equipment to keep kids safe and because of your support we will be able to keep 34 kids safer this winter as the roads become more dangerous! A special thank you to event host and pianist Victor Janusz, and Salty's, for inviting us to participate in this execellent program!
Thank you to retired Seattle Mariner Dan Wilson and his wife Annie for volunteering at WestSide Baby along with 30+ volunteers from Virginia Mason for 2012 Day of Caring (United Way). Volunteers helped sort clothes, recycle car seats and all do all sorts of projects that will help us serve more children!
Burien Charity Drive - Diaper & Clothing Drive
Thank you to all who stopped by Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Sunrise Financial Services in Burien to drop off items that will go directly to your community members in need. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
Pack the Goal with PJs & Pants!
Thank you to all our supporters who donated pants and PJs on Friday, August 17, 2012. We collected over 300+ pairs of these high-demand items passing our goal of 250! A special thank you to West Seattle Soccer Club for hosting this donation drive which will help us keep local kids warm in the approaching winter months!
Thank you to the families who attended PEPSapalooza on August 11th and donated diapers to WestSide Baby! We collected 1,314 diapers that will help local kids stay dry and clean! We look forward to seeing you all next year!
WestSide Baby in the News:
Thank you to the West Seattle Blog for sharing our need for donations in a time when requests were up and our item shelves were low.
WestSide Baby's Executive Director Nancy Woodland was named one of Seattle's Coolest Power Moms! Congrats Nancy, we sure think you're cool.
After attending the 2013 Tea, Seattle Times reporter Nicole Brodeur shares the inspiration of WestSide Baby supporters who make blankets for children in need, who ask for donations instead of wedding or birthday presents, and who give in honor of tragedy affecting children around the globe.
West Seattle Blog reports highlights and success of 2013 Annual Tea Benefit!