Eastside Baby Corner hosts sixth annual Pants Party to help send local children back to school prepared

August 31, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015

Eastside Baby Corner will hold its sixth annual Pants Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the organization’s Issaquah hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St.

The event, held each year as children return to school, is part collection drive, part family-fun carnival. Attendees are asked to bring in a donation of new or gently used children’s pants (size NB to 14). In return, they are invited to stay for entertainment, food, games, giveaways and more.

Pants are the focus of the event because they are one of the items children need most when they head back to school. They are also an item EBC has a difficult time keeping in stock. This year, EBC hopes to collect 4,500 pairs of pants at the Pants Party.

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Angels in wait: Issaquah High School program helps students in need

August 27, 2015

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015

It can be unsettling for a high-school student who can’t afford functional clothing, prom attire or the fees to participate in certain classes, clubs and sports.

Issaquah High School began addressing those issues three years ago when its PTSA formed an Angel Program that collects a wide range of items and distributes them anonymously to students and families.

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Submit designs for the Eastside Baby Corner Pants Party Poster Contest

June 25, 2015

Children up to age 16 are invited to submit their original, 2-D artwork with a pants theme until July 17 for the Eastside Baby Corner Pants Party Poster Contest.

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Day of caring for Eastside Baby Corner

June 10, 2015

By Greg Farrar Eastside Baby Corner was the fortunate recipient of the annual Windermere Real Estate company Day of Caring, as 53 volunteers from the Issaquah office cleaned surfaces, vacuumed floors, sorted clothing and toy donations and built new storage shelves June 5 for the distribution center on Northwest Maple Street.

By Greg Farrar
Eastside Baby Corner was the fortunate recipient of the annual Windermere Real Estate company Day of Caring, as 53 volunteers from the Issaquah office cleaned surfaces, vacuumed floors, sorted clothing and toy donations and built new storage shelves June 5 for the distribution center on Northwest Maple Street.

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Springfree Trampoline hosts benefit concert for Eastside Baby Corner

June 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 10, 2015

Springfree Trampoline presents Seattle’s Family Concert Series to benefit Eastside Baby Corner.

The free event is from 2-3 p.m. June 13 at its Issaquah location, 1875 N.W. Poplar Way, Suite 1.

The concert features Recess Monkey, a nationally acclaimed trio of teachers who make music for children and families, renowned for their high-energy, laugh-out-loud funny lyrics that capture the essence of being young.

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Participate in Kids Toy Swap at Recology CleanScapes store

June 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 9, 2015

Families can donate toys through June 26 for the Recology CleanScapes Toy Swap, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 at 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 22, in Gilman Village.

The event provides families an opportunity to bring in unwanted toys in good condition (no stuffed animals, please) and receive a donation ticket for each toy donated.

On June 27, all children with donation tickets can come to the Toy Swap and pick up toys with their tickets. All unclaimed toys will be donated to the Issaquah Food Bank and Eastside Baby Corner.

Learn more at www.cleanscapes.com/news/toy_swap_2015.

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KeyBank employees ‘Make the Difference’ for Eastside Baby Corner

June 3, 2015

A dozen KeyBank employees put in a fun afternoon volunteering at Issaquah’s Eastside Baby Corner as part of KeyBank’s 25th Neighbors Make the Difference Day.

Contributed KeyBank employees Leo Palana, James Metcalf, Kristi Deason, Taisha Moore, Eva Fang, Tanya Range, Hoff Hafizi, Jeff Luu, Jimmy Ng, Mike Jelcz, John Roehm and Tyler Hooper volunteered at Eastside Baby Corner as part of KeyBank’s 25th Neighbors Make the Difference Day.

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KeyBank employees Leo Palana, James Metcalf, Kristi Deason, Taisha Moore, Eva Fang, Tanya Range, Hoff Hafizi, Jeff Luu, Jimmy Ng, Mike Jelcz, John Roehm and Tyler Hooper volunteered at Eastside Baby Corner as part of KeyBank’s 25th Neighbors Make the Difference Day.

Neighbors Make the Difference Day is one of KeyBank’s most visible community projects and one of the largest corporate volunteer projects in America, demonstrating the bank’s commitment to helping communities thrive.

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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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