WestSide Baby Seeking Donations to Help Over 4,000 Children During Holidays

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Through the end of the year, local non-profit WestSide Baby is seeking donations at their new drop-off at the Burien Community Center to help better the lives of over 4,000 area children.

“All kids deserve the joy of being safe, warm and dry,” reads an announcement. “Yet many families, especially around the holiday season, are forced to choose between purchasing basic necessities for their kids and allocating limited funds toward other needs such as food or rent. In fact, did you know 33% of U.S. families struggle to adequately cover their babies with clean diapers to prevent diaper rash and disease?”

This fundraiser is being called ‘The Burien 4,000 Bundles of Joy Challenge.’

“Each year the services of WestSide Baby help better the lives of over 4,000 Burien area children and we are enlisting the residents of this community to donate 4,000 items to help us meet the needs of local kids in need!”

Here are the details:

WHAT: ‘The Burien 4,000 Bundles of Joy Challenge’ fundraiser.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11 – Dec. 31, 2012; Mondays – Thursdays 8:30 am to 8:00 pm & Fridays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

The most needed essentials to keep kids Safe, Warm and Dry include:

  • Strollers
  • Portable cribs
  • Bassinets
  • Coats
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Diapers
  • Hygiene items such as diaper cream

“Remember, we serve children up to size 12! This holiday season, you can give a gift that directly helps local families facing crises and spreads joy to those in need. Please drop off your donation of new or gently used items between now and the end of the year to help us meet the needs of kids in our area.”

About WestSide Baby:
In partnership with our community, WestSide Baby provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, books and equipment such as car seats and cribs. In collaboration with more than 90 local social service agencies, items reach families in crisis, battling poverty, addiction or mental illness, escaping domestic violence or who simply are in need of a little help during a tough time. Since 2001, WestSide Baby has distributed over $8.5 million worth of diapers, clothing and other essential items such as car seats and cribs. In 2011, we served 19,669 children.

More information at www.westsidebaby.org.

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