Eastside Baby Corner hosts Diaper Derby

May 12, 2015

Eastside Baby Corner presents its inaugural Diaper Derby through June 5.

Businesses and organizations get points based upon the number of diapers collected. There will be a winner in each of three categories:

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Pine Lake Middle School celebrates local heroes

May 5, 2015

Sixth-grader Anna Chisholm had never before volunteered for community service, but she said she enjoyed the time she spent helping homeless residents in Seattle earlier this year.

By Neil Pierson Mustafa Miyaziwala, a sixth-grade student at Pine Lake Middle School, tells others about his community service project at the school’s Heropalooza event April 21. Miyaziwala and others formed Snacks for Slavery, which used a bake sale to raise $386 for the International Justice Mission.

By Neil Pierson
Mustafa Miyaziwala, a sixth-grade student at Pine Lake Middle School, tells others about his community service project at the school’s Heropalooza event April 21. Miyaziwala and others formed Snacks for Slavery, which used a bake sale to raise $386 for the International Justice Mission.

“I feel so sad for people that don’t have the opportunities that I have,” said Chisholm, who packed and delivered supplies, and prepared breakfast for homeless adults and teens, alongside members of her select basketball team.

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Eastside Baby Corner selected as recipient of national grant

May 5, 2015

Issaquah-based nonprofit Eastside Baby Corner has been selected as one of 61 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network.

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Luncheon raises more than $225,000 for Eastside Baby Corner

December 9, 2014

A luncheon held Nov. 14 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue raised more than $225,000 for local nonprofit Eastside Baby Corner.

The amount exceeds the fundraising goal set by the organization that provides goods to King County children in need.

The vast majority of the items EBC distributes to children come in as donations from the community; however there are some items, like diapers and formula, that cannot be received as used goods, though they are absolutely essential for kids.

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Eastside Baby Corner names new board members

October 28, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner recently appointed the following new members to its board of directors:

Rick Lessley, of Sammamish, vice president of the Supply Chain Group at Nintendo of America Inc. He has served as an executive at Nintendo since 2001, and brings extensive specialized leadership training and education.

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Eastside Baby Corner names new board members

October 21, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner recently appointed the following new members to its board of directors:

Rick Lessley, of Sammamish, vice president of the Supply Chain Group at Nintendo of America Inc. He has served as an executive at Nintendo since 2001

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Seattle Mariners’ Bill Krueger, Primo Kim headline fundraising event Thursday to benefit Eastside Baby Corner

October 15, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 15, 2014

Seattle Mariners postgame analyst and former player Bill Krueger, and jazz musician Primo Kim, confirmed their participation in the Driven to Give event, benefitting Eastside Baby Corner on Oct. 16.

Driven to Give is a national philanthropic effort by the Lincoln Motor Co. Lincoln has pledged to donate $20 to charity for every test drive of a Lincoln vehicle during the Driven to Give campaign.

Issaquah-based Evergreen Lincoln selected the nonprofit Eastside Baby Corner as its beneficiary and has scheduled a Driven to Give event at the dealership, at Exit 15 off Interstate 90.

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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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