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.
July 1, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 28, 2013
Since diapers are not covered by any government aid programs, many families in King County are forced to choose between buying diapers and buying food or paying bills, according to a press release from Side by Side Northwest.
When it costs $100 a month on average to diaper a baby, struggling parents with children in daycare often can’t afford to go to work or school, which adds additional stress to low-income families.
Eastside Baby Corner, a diaper bank, has teamed up with Westside Baby to address the issue of diaper need by providing 2 million diapers to children in need in King County over the next two years through Side by Side Northwest. The two-year pilot program was created by the two agencies working together to increase support for all children living in King County, as well as to increase the impact both organizations make in the community.