Eastside Baby Corner seeks 2,000 pairs of children’s pants

September 4, 2012

By Staff

Eastside Baby Corner’s third annual Pants Party collection event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at its wareouse, 1510 N.W. Maple St.

Last year, the organization, which distributes almost everything needy children need from birth to age 12, collected 1,000 pairs of pants. This year, the goal is 2,000.

The community is encouraged to donate new or gently used pants for children, sizes 5 to14.

To attract attendees, there will also be many activities, including booths from Macaroni Kid, Village Theatre, artEAST/Artitudes Design and the Evergreen School; treats and prizes donated by Trader Joe’s, QFC, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Carousel and Whitehorse Toys; and raffle gift certificates donated by Issaquah’s Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s.

Relying almost exclusively on volunteers, Eastside Baby Corner takes donations of children’s clothing and goods from the community and supplements donations with purchases of the absolute essentials for children: baby food, formula, car seats, port-a-cribs and diapers.

Eastside Baby Corner annually distributes more than 40,000 items for kids from birth to age 12 directly to nearly every agency serving families in East King County. Founded by pediatric nurse practitioner Karen Ridlon in 1990, Eastside Baby Corner helps more than 500 children each week.

Learn more at www.babycorner.org.

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