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.

Eastside Baby Corner holds emergency drive to help children impacted by Oso mudslide

April 2, 2014

NEW — Noon April 2, 2014

Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an emergency drive from through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso and the surrounding communities need most.

The items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen, and diapers and pull-ups.

Visit EBC online or more information and to learn more about drop-off locations and hours.

Issaquah innovators honored at chamber luncheon

February 18, 2014

Nonprofit lending, flip-flops and composting are leading the way in innovation, according to the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

Local businesses received recognition Feb. 13 in the fourth annual Innovation in Issaquah Awards. From 19 nominees, collected through area suggestions, the chamber chose three winners who best represented business innovation in Issaquah.

By Greg Farrar Matt ‘Griff’ Griffin (left), CEO of Combat Flip Flops; Karen Dawson, community relations director for Cedar Grove Composting; and Chris Walcott, president of Semble, hold their Innovation in Issaquah award plaques Feb. 13 at the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

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Matt ‘Griff’ Griffin (left), CEO of Combat Flip Flops; Karen Dawson, community relations director for Cedar Grove Composting; and Chris Walcott, president of Semble, hold their Innovation in Issaquah award plaques Feb. 13 at the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

In a large luncheon at the Issaquah Holiday Inn, where more than 100 people gathered to celebrate the nominees, Cedar Grove Composting, Semble and Combat Flip Flops received the top awards.

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Eastside Baby Corner hosts holiday open house Dec. 19

December 16, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 16, 2013

Eastside Baby Corner is hosting drop-in tours from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 19 at its Issaquah Hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St.

Community members are encouraged to stop by for hot cider, cookies and a behind-the-scenes look at EBC’s warehouse and distribution center.

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Eastside Baby Corner announces Diaper Need Awareness Week

September 10, 2013

Sept. 8-14 is National Diaper Need Awareness week, and Eastside Baby Corner needs diaper donations.

The average child needs about 50 diaper changes per week, but many low-income families don’t have the means to keep a reliable supply, according to EBC. Diapers can’t be purchased with food stamps or WIC vouchers, making it even more difficult for struggling families to clothe their children. Many childcare programs also require that young children have a supply of diapers, which can exclude children from participating.

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