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.

EBC, county diaper collaboration receive 1 million diapers

May 20, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner, through Side by Side Northwest, a King County diaper collaboration with WestSide Baby, received 400,000 diapers on May 7.

The much-needed diapers, a portion of the 1 million donated to the regional diaper collaboration by Huggies and the National Diaper Bank Network, will be used to help children in need in greater east King County. EBC distributed more than 600,000 diapers in 2013.

Eastside Baby Corner holds May 5 open house

May 2, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner will open its doors to visitors May 5 to show the community how its nearly-all-volunteer team fills more than 1,000 individual orders, helping more than 500 kids, each week.

The 5:30-7:30 p.m. open house is a day before GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s annual fundraising event for Puget Sound-area nonprofits.

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Toiletries/baby items are on the way to Darrington, courtesy of volunteers and Eastside Baby Corner

April 8, 2014

NEW — 2:08 p.m. April 8, 2014

Thanks to volunteers and Eastside Baby Corner, 853 pair of underwear, 1,253 pair of socks, 194 bottles of shampoo and conditioner, 9,668 diapers and pull-ups, 40 cases of paper towels and 40 cases of toilet paper are on their way to Darrington today to assist those affected by the Oso mudslide.

Eastside Baby Corner Development Coordinator Shelia Ritchie hands diapers to one of the owners from First Due movers, Jim Smith. Nearly 10,000 diapers and pull-ups were donated for those affected by the Oso mudslide.     Eastside Baby Corner Development Coordinator Shelia Ritchie hands diapers to one of the owners from First Due movers, Jim Smith. Nearly 10,000 diapers and pull-ups were donated for those affected by the Oso mudslide.

Eastside Baby Corner Development Coordinator Shelia Ritchie hands diapers to one of the owners from First Due movers, Jim Smith. Nearly 10,000 diapers and pull-ups were donated for those affected by the Oso mudslide.

The underwear, socks, shampoo and conditioner, and the diapers and pull-ups were donated. Eastside Baby Corner also raised $1,300, which was taken to Costco to purchase the toilet paper and paper towels.

First Due Movers donated the truck and manpower to load it.

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