Participate in Do Something Great drive

September 16, 2014

Macaroni Kid is promoting the annual Do Something Great drive to get people involved in their community.

The organization is sponsoring:

Sept. 18: Bounce to Benefit Animals, 4-6 p.m., Kidz Bounce, 8178 304th Ave S.E., Issaquah. A percent of proceeds will go to the Seattle Humane Society. Families are encouraged to donate needed items. Children can also visit the MaxMobile, an adoption bus filled with adoptable animals.

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To the Editor

September 9, 2014

Talus trees

The trees are the view;  enjoy them

If I could take a moment to remind those that buy homes in Issaquah… the trees are the view! We are so fortunate to live within a tall urban forest and it should be celebrated not demolished. Please, everyone, look out your window and be grateful that we have so many beautiful, oxygen-producing, soil-protecting, wildlife-sustaining evergreens all around our fine city!

Susan Trent

Issaquah

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Girl Scouts live up to motto at camp

September 9, 2014

More than 400 local Girl Scouts attending Girl Scout Sammamish Day Camp completed five community service projects during a weeklong camp Aug. 4-8 at Beaver Lake Park.

The girls crafted interactive twig toys and treats for Cougar Mountain Zoo’s emus and wallabies, created back-to-school kits to give to children through Eastside Baby Corner, created animal toy and treat bags for a local animal rescue, knotted patterned fleece blankets for kids in need and handcrafted friendship bracelets for the Girl Scout World Center Sangam in Pune, India.

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Eastside Baby Corner wins $5,000 BECU award

September 2, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner was one of 16 nonprofit organizations to receive a $5,000 Community Benefit Award from BECU as part of its People Helping People Awards.

To recognize and honor BECU members and the local nonprofits they support with time or money, on May 1, BECU asked its members to nominate their favorite local nonprofits to receive a $5,000 Community Benefit Award.

More than 500 nominations were received representing a wide array of different causes. Eastside Baby Corner helps kids thrive by providing basic necessities for disadvantaged children.

 

Help Eastside Baby Corner clothe children for school

August 31, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2014

Join Eastside Baby Corner in its fifth year of making sure children in need have clothes and shoes that fit as they head back to school.

This year’s Pants Party is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at the EBC Hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St. There will be free entertainment, including activities by KidsQuest Children’s Museum and a performance by Debbie Hansen, the Science Lady.

Kids can touch a fire truck and police car, go on pony rides and get their faces painted. There will also be games, giveaways and hub tours. There will also be food and a raffle for great prizes.

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Cutie Pies grand opening is Aug. 22-24

August 19, 2014

Cutie Pies, a new boutique and upscale brands resale clothing shop for children, will hold its grand opening Aug. 22-24.

Cutie Pies has partnered with Eastside Baby Corner, to which it will donate a percentage of all profits.

The grand opening at 485 Front St. N. (inside Rewind ladies resale clothing) is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests will get a 25 percent discount on all clothing at both stores.

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Eastside Baby Corner sends more than 13,000 items to wildfire victims

August 9, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 9, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner’s one-day emergency drive July 25 netted 11,000 wipes and nearly 3,000 diapers for children impacted by the fires in Eastern Washington.

The nonprofit organization received a call from relief organizers in Wenatchee asking for assistance with diapers, wipes and pull-ups.

However, EBC did not have enough pull-ups or wipes to contribute, and decided to ask for help collecting the items. Relief organizers, needing the supplies immediately, came to pick up the donations Saturday morning, leaving donors just one day to get their contributions to EBC.

The 13,000 diapers, wipes and pull-ups (the combination of donated and EBC-supplied diapers) should be enough to keep 100 children in diapers for a month.

Donate today, tomorrow to Eastside Baby Corner to help children affected by Western Washington fires

July 25, 2014

NEW — 2:15 p.m. July 25, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner is holding an emergency drive today and tomorrow to collect diapers to send to Western Washington communities impacted by the still-burning fires.

Those interested in helping are asked to bring, very specifically, pull-ups in sizes 2T to 4T and baby wipes to the EBC Hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St., in Issaquah, through 3 p.m. today, and between 9 and 10 a.m. tomorrow.

EBC received a call from a relief organizer in Wenatchee asking for assistance with diapers, wipes and pull-ups. EBC had sufficient diapers in stock and was able to commit 10,000 to the relief effort.

However, EBC does not have enough pull-ups or wipes to contribute, and is asking supporters and the local community to help.

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Issaquah Women’s Club gives $5,000 to local organizations

July 15, 2014

The Issaquah Women’s Club gathered June 5 to distribute over $5,000 in donations to local organizations.

The recipients were the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Echo Glen to support its canine program, Life Enrichment Options, Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, Issaquah Community Services and Eastside Baby Corner.

Contributed An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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An Echo Glen student works with Oreo, a dog in its canine program. The organization recently received funds from the Issaquah Women’s Club.

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Small Threads, big award

July 1, 2014

Contributed Dixie Bair, Small Threads for Kids owner and manager, and Eastside Baby Corner volunteer George Vanni stand behind a truckload of unsold items that Bair recently donated to EBC, on behalf of her consigners. Bair has been donating unsold items from her store to EBC weekly for many years. Her generosity, and that of her consigners, won Small Threads the 2014 Alliance of Eastside Agencies’ Business of the Year award in the alliance’s 2014 Human Services Awards last month.

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Dixie Bair, Small Threads for Kids owner and manager, and Eastside Baby Corner volunteer George Vanni stand behind a truckload of unsold items that Bair recently donated to EBC, on behalf of her consigners. Bair has been donating unsold items from her store to EBC weekly for many years. Her generosity, and that of her consigners, won Small Threads the 2014 Alliance of Eastside Agencies’ Business of the Year award in the alliance’s 2014 Human Services Awards last month.

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